For too long we’ve been taught that relational databases are the right tool for all jobs. While RDBMS are great for many projects what happens when a document database is the right tool for the job? When you turn to popular open-source document databases you find yourself having your relational background working against you. Exasperated developers end up asking questions like: how do I do a join or how do I group and query documents? What happens when I don’t have a table, a schema, rows or SQL statements?
When you’re thinking documents you normally start by thinking about the questions that you want to ask and create your model around those questions. In this interactive discussion we explore how this ends up being more intuitive than in relational databases and normalization.
Understand how people have been doing this for real life problems or, better yet, tell us your problem and let’s discuss how we can solve it using a document database.
Bring your questions!
21st–24th June 2011