Help! I Need To UnSQLize My Application

Friday, May 26

16:05 - 16:35
Audience levelIntermediate
Elevator pitch

NoSQL databases make big promises, but it can be really hard to get started with them. In this talk, you will learn how to take relational data, and convert it for use with a document database.


More and more people are moving from old-school relational databases to a variant of NoSQL. If starting a green-field project with a document database is easy, it can be a different story when migrating from one to the other. Simply porting SQL tables to a collection might cause you more harm than good. In this talk, the attendees will learn about the basic concepts of document databases, such as documents and collections. They will then learn about some of the standard data schemas available. Finally, the speaker will show real-life examples of data migration and how they can be applied to adopt a new NoSQL database.

TagsMongoDB, Databases, Data Structures
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Joel Lord

Joel Lord (@joel__lord on Twitter) is passionate about the web and technology in general. He likes to learn new things, but most of all, he wants to share his discoveries. He does so by travelling at various conferences all across the globe. He graduated from college in computer programming in the last millennium. Apart from a little break to get his BSc in computational astrophysics, he was always in the industry.