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A Big Data Arsenal for the 21st Century



In this solutions track talk, sponsored by MongoDB, Matt Asay discusses the differences and tradeoffs between some of the NoSQL and SQL databases and when Hadoop makes sense to be used with a NoSQL solution.


Matt Asay is the VP of Corporate Strategy at MongoDB. Before that, Matt was Vice President of Business Development at Nodeable (acquired by Appcelerator), a provider of real-time data stream processing for big data applications, and also at Strobe (acquired by Facebook). He was Chief Operating Officer at Canonical, ran the Americas for Alfresco and founded the Open Source Business Conference.

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Software is Changing the World. QCon empowers software development by facilitating the spread of knowledge and innovation in the developer community. A practitioner-driven conference, QCon is designed for technical team leads, architects, engineering directors, and project managers who influence innovation in their teams.

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Jun 12, 2014

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  • Choking on too much snake oil ..

    by Cameron Purdy,

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    Wow. QCon has definitely gone downhill if this type of infomercial by a marketing person is what constitutes a technical talk. I'm left (at the 30 minute mark) wondering if he's ever going to talk about BigData. Floyd, buddy, you gotta do something about this garbage. I'm sure even MongoDB had someone technical that could have talked about something technical.

    Also, for the record, NoSQL predates SQL; see Pick and PrimeOS from the 60s for example. It was the resulting "NoSQL mess" that drove the entire industry to SQL. And the "SQL is just a spreadsheet" nonsense is cute, but FFS back up your opinions with something real, and not just marketing stories.


    For the sake of full disclosure, I work at Oracle (on both SQL and NoSQL technology). The opinions and views expressed in this post are my own, and do not necessarily reflect the opinions or views of my employer.

  • No content at all...

    by Kai Wähner,

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    I absolutely agree to Cameron. The content is not in the least what you expect when reading the abstract! It is just some marketing slides without much content...

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