Then Our Buildings Shape Us: A new way to think about NoSQL technology selection
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  Tim Berglund   Tim Berglund
Global Director of Training
DataStax
 


 

Wednesday, August 22, 2012
09:00 AM - 09:45 AM

Level:  Business / Non-Technical


The debate in the NoSQL space most often focuses on performance, scale, and the particulars of competitive data models. We traffic in benchmarks and experience reports from flagship deployments, and hope to sell one solution over another on the basis of quantitative measurements. Taking a cue from Winston Churchill and his thoughts on the reconstruction of the London skyline after World War II, we'll explore a rich, non-linear way of thinking about technology selection in this exciting space. By examining the way varied forms in music, literature, and building architecture are used by creative professionals, we'll see that quantitative analysis should be the last kind of comparison we make, and never the first. You'll come away from this talk with powerful new intellectual tools to help you navigate the perennial debates that technology leaders engage over and over—and you may never look at NoSQL the same way again.


Tim is a teacher, author, and technology leader with DataStax. He is a conference speaker internationally and in the United States, and contributes to the Denver, Colorado tech community as president of the Denver Open Source User Group. He is the co-presenter of various O’Reilly training videos on topics ranging from Git to Mac OS X Productivity Tips to Apache Cassandra, and is the author of Gradle Beyond the Basics. He blogs very occasionally at http://timberglund.com, and lives in Littleton, CO, USA with the wife of his youth and their three children.


   
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