NoSQL's biggest secret: SQL never went away

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Tuesday 8th March, 2016

1:15pm to 2:00pm (CET)

NoSQL databases threw out SQL for querying, while their authors focused on solving problems on scale, speed, and availability. The trouble is, the need for rich query never went away. Neither did SQL; it was only resting. Today, non-relational databases are bringing back SQL-like languages and other query mechanisms to help them integrate with existing data query layers (e.g. Hibernate), and to fit in with the overwhelming weight of database query practice of the past 40 years.
In this talk I’ll cover the journey from simple key-value access, through novel ideas such as Jsoniq, to where we are now with academic papers proposing a SQL++ language, and projects including Cassandra and Couchbase providing their own SQL-like languages.

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Laurent Doguin

Head of Developer Relation @clever_cloud. Devoxx Champion. I am also a nerdy metal head living in Paris. bio from Twitter

Laurent is a Paris based Developer Advocate where he focuses on helping Java developers and the French community. He writes code in Java and blog posts in Markdown. Prior to joining Couchbase he was Nuxeo’s community liaison where he devoted his time and expertise to helping the entire Nuxeo Community become more active and efficient.

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Time 1:15pm2:00pm CET

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