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Main Meeting: NoSQL Whirlwind - Six Databases in Sixty Minutes! - David Green

4/8/2015 5:30:00 PM ( Add to calendar... )


Microsoft's Durham Office

4825 Creekstone Dr Durham NC

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"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.

You see, while it feels like we're seeing a new Javascript framework coming out every week, the backend has remained comparatively stagnant over the past three decades - until now. Truthfully, it is impossible to keep up with all these database platforms, much less identify and properly evaluate all the new up-and-coming ones. So in this talk I'm also going to teach you how to hack learning new database platforms. To that end, I'll attempt to blitz through an examination of six different (and obscure) NoSQL databases you've probably never heard of and dissect the core principles behind how they work and show you how you can do the same in your own learning.

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 Aspiring Pluralsight author. One day I will write a book :)

Meeting Agenda: 

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!

F#/Azure ML Meetup

4/21/2015 7:00:00 PM ( Add to calendar... )


Met Life NEW BUILDING!!!!!

9000 Weston Parkway Cary NC

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In this meetup, David Crook is going to show us how he combining the power of Azure ML and the expressiveness of F# in the oil and gas industry to determine if there are leaks in a pipeline. This is one meetup you don't want to miss.

Global Azure Bootcamp

4/25/2015 9:00:00 AM ( Add to calendar... )


Renaissance Center in Wake Forest

405 S. Brooks St. Wake Forest NC

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We are going to host a node of Azure Global Bootcamp:

It will a be a day-long session of Azure information from local speakers. We will publish a session list as the day gets closer. Space is limited so if you are not sure about coming, please do not respond 'Yes'

If you are interested in presenting, please email jamie at

Main Meeting Location:

Microsoft's RTP Office

4825 Creekstone Dr, Durham, NC (map)

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