NoSQL is a lie

A session at Crunch Conference 2016

NoSQL is a term on the rise, and it’s a lie. NoSQL is a catch-all term and I will point out why a catch all means missing tools that may help solve your problems. Going through a few popular DB’s we will walk through the use cases and why they’re good at what they do. For the last decade NoSQL has become a term everyone in development has heard of and thought it to be a mysterious black box where JSON goes in and wonderful data comes out. And with such bewitching names as Redis, MongoDB & Hbase we find it difficult to differentiate between the different databases and what they do. This talk will take you through the rant to demystify NoSQL as a term, why the databases evolved in the way they did, what kinds of databases exit and finally some reasons you’d use them.

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Mike Elsmore

Developer Advocate, IBM Cloud Data Services

Mike spends his days as Developer Advocate at IBM Cloud Data Services, using his time to share knowledge on rapid development and different databases. Most of the time he can be found in the middle of a prototype in some combination of JavaScript, server tech and odd API’s.

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