"If the only tool you have is a hammer, then every problem looks like a nail." - Anon
Maybe the same thing could be said with respect to some of the software solutions we see in the enterprise. While traditional relational databases (i.e. SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL) are great for many things, one of the goals of this session to create an awareness of some of the alternative database engine options that are out there.
While there is no "ultimate" database platform, we'll learn what type of databases have strengths better suited to solving certain problems and potential pitfalls to avoid as well. Hopefully by the end of this session you can be equipped with the skills you need to to quickly identify and learn any new database technology you encounter transforming you into a walking/talking "polyglot persistence" ninja! Okay, maybe that sounds a bit weird...but you get the idea :)
Speaker: David Green
Over fifteen years experience primarily developing enterprise scale web applications, mainly within the Microsoft technology stack. I appreciate programs that are cleanly and well architected. I have a preference for minimalism when it comes to front-end UI design and database architecture. These days I'm a bit obsessed with all things NoSQL, esp. Azure DocumentDB, Elasticsearch, and Apache Cassandra. Speaker at technical user groups and developer conferences. Organizer for the Triangle.NET Data SIG group. Contributor to justazure.com. Aspiring Pluralsight author. One day I will write a book :)
5:30-6:00 - Welcome/Food
6:00-6:15 - Announcements
6:15-7:45 - Presentation
7:45-8:00 - Give-aways
Thank you to the April Main Meeting sponsor!