Cassandra, Couchbase and Spring in the Enterprise

Spring Data Cassandra brings Cassandra support to the Spring Data umbrella of projects, offering Spring Data’s familiar Repository concepts & POJO persistence. This talk will focus first on POJO persistence over Cassandra, including automatic Cassandra schema generation and Spring context configuration using both XML & Java. Then, the talk will dig deeper into some of […]

No Nosense NoSQL

NoSQL databases continue to become more and more popular, but how do you pick which one to use for your project? This session will cover the basics of NoSQL databases including several different types (key-value, graph, and document) as well as the advantages and disadvantages.

RavenDB Features

RavenDB is an open source NoSQL database for .NET. This talk focuses on looking at the distinct features RavenDB has, that can take your application to the next level. It discusses the Changes API, Transformers, 2nd stage map/reduce and much more.

Big Data, Bad Analogies

Data lakes, data exhaust, web scale, data is the new oil. Vendors are throwing new terms and analogies at us to convince us to buy their products as the market around data technologies grows. We change data persistence and transaction layers because “databases don’t scale” or because data is “unstructured”. If data had no structure […]

Charming Large Databases with Octopuses

You have a killer web application, hits are through the roof and your database is starting to get overloaded. Do I need to throw more hardware at the database? Should I shard it? Should I use replication? How do I access multiple databases via one Rails application? Join us as we talk about strategies for […]