Michael Widenius walks through the features of MariaDB 10.0 and 10.1, outlining the performance benefits resulting from switching to MariaDB.
Dean Wampler takes a look at SQL’s resurgence and specific example technologies, including: NewSQL, Hybrid SQL, SQL abstractions on top of file-based data, SQL as a functional programming language.
John Leach explains using HBase co-processors to support a full ANSI SQL RDBMS without modifying the core HBase source, showing how Hadoop/HBase can replace traditional RDBMS solutions.
Ted Dunning discusses the different options for running SQL on Hadoop including pros and cons.
In this solutions track talk, sponsored by MongoDB, Matt Asay discusses the differences between some of the NoSQL and SQL databases and when Hadoop makes sense to be used with a NoSQL solution.
Anthony Saxby introduces the new capabilities added to SQL Server, SQL Server PDW and HDInsight in the first half of 2014.
Sebastian Kanthak details how Spanner relies on GPS and atomic clocks to provide two of its innovative features: Lock-free strong reads and global snapshots consistent with external events.
Paul King presents working with databases in Groovy, covering datasets, GMongo, Neo4J, raw JDBC, Groovy-SQL, CRUD, Hibernate, caching, Spring Data technologies, etc.
Tamar Bercovici presents Box’s transition from a single MySQL database to a fully sharded MySQL architecture, all the while serving 2 billion queries per day.
Peter Boros discusses a MySQL architecture useful for the majority of projects, backup, online schema changes, reliability and scalability issues, and basics of sharding.
Craig Brozefsky presents the tradeoffs involved with moving to a purely SQL relational model, instead of using an ORM, along with some of the tools built to facilitate this.
Charles Cai, Ashwani Roy discuss a robust, cost effective, hypothetical solution to address extreme challenges in financial institutions, from decision making support to pricing and risk management.