Use Your MySQL Knowledge to Become an Instant MongoDB Guru

2 April 11:30AM - 12:20PM @ Ballroom B

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50 minutes conference
MongoDB is a popular NoSQL DBMS that shares the ease-of-use and quick setup that made MySQL famous. But is MongoDB really up to the job? Is it right for your applications? If you understand MySQL well, you know how database systems work. In this talk we will demonstrate how to lean on your knowledge of topics like schema design, query optimization, indexing, sharding, and high availability to analyze the strengths and weaknesses of MongoDB. System design is all about asking the right questions. Use your MySQL expertise to identify those questions and unlock your inner guru!


VP/Engineering, Tokutek
Tim Callaghan is the Vice President of Engineering at Tokutek, creators of TokuDB. A long time database fanatic, Tim has 20 years experience building and administering database applications for commercial and internal usage. Tim spent two years at VoltDB, where he led the field engineering efforts, was the point contact for all commercial and community customers, and served as Product Manager. Before that, he was the Chief System Architect at CrunchTime Information Systems, building their SaaS restaurant solutions and distributed database offerings for the cruise industry.
Senior Staff Engineer, VMware
Robert Hodges is the former CEO of Continuent, which was acquired by VMWare in late 2014. He works on cloud data management services for VMware’s cloud offering, vCloud Air. Robert has over three decades in the field of databases and has worked with technologies ranging from pre-relational systems to Hadoop and NoSQL. He has a wide range of technical interests and is currently focused on DBMS operation in hybrid clouds.