Sessions at Strata 2012 about NoSQL on Tuesday 28th February

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  • Big Data Without the Heavy Lifting

    by Chris Deptula and James Dixon

    The big data world is extremely chaotic based on technology in its infancy. Learn how to tame this chaos, integrate it within your existing data environments (RDBMS, analytic databases, applications), manage the workflow, orchestrate jobs, improve productivity and make using big data technologies accessible to a much wider spectrum of developers, analysts and data scientists. Learn how you can actually leverage Hadoop and NoSQL stores via an intuitive, graphical big data IDE – eliminating the need for deep developer skills such as Hadoop MapReduce, Pig scripting, or NoSQL queries.

    At 9:00am to 12:30pm, Tuesday 28th February

    In Ballroom F, Santa Clara Convention Center

  • SQL and NoSQL Are Two Sides Of The Same Coin

    by Michael Rys

    Contrary to popular belief, SQL and NoSQL are not at odds with each other, they are duals—in fact NoSQL should really be called coSQL. Recognizing this duality can change the way we think about which technology to use when, and what we need to invest in next.

    At 9:00am to 9:45am, Tuesday 28th February

    In Ballroom AB, Santa Clara Convention Center

  • Building Applications with Apache Cassandra

    by Nate McCall

    The database industry has been abuzz over the past year about NoSQL databases and their applications in the realm of solutions commonly placed under the ‘big data’ heading.

    This interest has filtered down to software development organizations who have had to scramble to make sense of terminology, concepts and patterns particularly in the areas of distributed computing which were previously limited to academics and a very small number of special case applications.

    Like all of these systems, Apache Cassandra, which has quickly emerged as a best-of-breed solution in this space in the NoSQL/Big Data space, still requires a substantial learning curve to implement correctly.

    This tutorial will walk attendees through the fundamentals of Apache Cassandra, installing a small working cluster either locally or via a cloud provider, and practice configuring and managing this cluster with the tools provided in the open source distribution.

    Attendees will then use this cluster to design a simple Java web application as a way to gain practical, hands on experience in designing applications to take advantage of the massive performance gains and operational efficiency that can be leveraged from a correctly architected Apache Cassandra cluster.

    Attendees should leave the tutorial with hands-on knowledge of building a real, working distributed database.

    At 1:30pm to 5:00pm, Tuesday 28th February

    In Ballroom G, Santa Clara Convention Center

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