I am excited to deliver the keynote talk at the IDUG 2014 Conference in Phoenix.
While I have addressed the topic of polyglot persistence earlier, this talk is focusing on DB2 practitioners. I have been using DB2 since the mid 90's. It is a trusted database of choice for many enterprises. In this talk I will be focusing on the path a DB2 practitioner should take to familiarize themselves with the alternatives to relational model. For some of these capabilities, we will have to reach out to other systems, and for some we can use the non-relational features that DB2 was introducing into its portfolio of capabilities. In any case, keep an open mind and make the best of the new data storage and processing possibilities!
Check out the details here. I am looking forward to seeing you in Phoenix!
I will be sharing a practical approach to selecting and combining NoSQL technologies for optimal impact. Then, we will discuss a set of compromises we may undertake to achieve a solid technical solution, while optimizing the overall benefit of multi-database systems. We will also discuss the often neglected aspects of practical NoSQL data governance and how to introduce it in an organization.
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But how would it be to teach kids to program and tackle some of the exciting new technologies? Can teens embrace Hadoop? Can they feel the excitement of a 64 node cluster running on the Amazon EC2 cloud? Can they get excited about failover and CAP theorem?
The answer is resounding "yes". The twelve year old can make enthusiastic steps in these technologies. With a bit of care and thoughtfulness in the approach, young students can develop passion for these and other computer science topics. In that age I had a slide rule. The kids today can run a cluster in the cloud. We should be happy about it.
I am thrilled to receive the award of the ACM for the Supporting Teacher at the Synopsys, the Silicon Valley Science Fair. ACM and its publications were a great factor in my development and I am honored today to receive the ACM Supporting Teacher Award.
It is always good to be back to Austin! It is a great place for an event like the Enterprise Data World conference. This year at EDW, I will be giving a half day tutorial on Hadoop and Big Data tutorial.
What is different about this tutorial is that it is designed to address the seasoned data professional. Many of the tutorial and texts out there are targeting programmers, but this is not the optimal approach for our audience.
Check out the tutorial description here. We will also cover the topics of Big Data governance and explore the least painful ways of bringing in this technology into organization.