Moving from Relational to NoSQL

Developing Applications
4 December 15:20 - 16:10 @ Kensington Suite

NoSQL document databases require a different approach and direction when building your applications. The complexities of SQL and the rigid schema are replaced with flexible document design and a simpler direct data model. Building an application with NoSQL, and particularly migrating your existing SQL based application, require some changes, and not just to your application code. You need to learn to think differently about your application flow and, using the Map/Reduce built into Couchbase Server, learn the best way to query your database. However, what you won't need to worry about with Couchbase Server is how to scale your database to meet your application demands. In this session we'll examine the core techniques and systems required to migrate your application to NoSQL, alongside live demonstrations of migrated applications and code.


MC Brown
VP of TechPubs and Education, Couchbase
Speaker Biography: 
MC Brown is VP of TechPubs and Education for Couchbase, and has been building database driven applications and writing about them for over 20 years. Before Couchbase MC had worked for Oracle, Sun and MySQL, and worked as a subject matter expert for Microsoft. MC has written over 20 books and hundreds of articles for a wide variety of companies, websites and magazines, and specialises in large scale and distributed computing architectures.