BI Tooling with Rails

Non-technical people in companies need data, but don’t have the programming skills to get it themselves. So, it becomes your part-time job to get them data. As your company grows, this problem only gets worse. We built a (soon to be released as open source) Ruby on Rails app that has completely transformed the way […]

Data Modeling with MongoDB

This discussion examines the schema design insights and trade-offs using real world examples. We looks at three example applications: building an email inbox, selecting a shard key for a large scale web application, and using MongoDB to store user profiles. From these examples you should get an idea of the advantages and disadvantages of various […]

Faking a Database Design

Many expert programmers who write complex SQL without a second thought still struggle with database design. Unfortunately, many introductory topics cause eyes to glaze over when we read “transitive dependencies” and “Boyce-Codd normal form”. When you’re done with this talk, you’ll understand the basics of creating a database that won’t make a DBA yell at […]

Azure DocumentDB

Azure DocumentDB is a fully-managed NoSQL document database service. This video demonstrates how Azure DocumentDB can integrate with your modern applications to provide a highly-scalable, queryable, and schema-free JSON-based document database solution.