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.
Frank Moley introduces Spring Data and how to use it for applications connected to either RDBMS or NoSQL databases.
Volker Pacher, Sam Phillips present key differences between relational databases and graph databases, and how they use the later to model a complex domain and to gain insights into their data.
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.
Ken Kousen advises Java developers how to do similar tasks in Groovy: building and testing applications, accessing both relational and NoSQL databases, accessing web services, and more.
Ryan Vanderwerf explains how to create and deploy a Grails application on AWS VPC using various services such as RDS, S3, autoscaling, S3FS, EBS, etc.
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.