Colleen Dunlap

Camp Counselor

SQL vs NoSQL... Why not both?

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Monday, January 16, 2023 - 10:00 PM UTC, for 1 hour.

Regular, 60 minute presentation

Room: Campsite 4

data engineering

In this day and age of Enterprise Software, I can’t think of another three letters that show up more frequently on Job Postings than “SQL”. But just because Relational Databases are clean, uniform and organized, does not mean they’re always the best tool for the job. This talk will go into the design, benefits, and considerations of NoSQL/Unrelational Databases. And remember, NoSQL doesn’t stand for “No SQL” but rather, “Not Only SQL”, so we’ll also discuss how you can combine SQL and NoSQL schema to optimize your Databases. This talk will hit on many vital concepts in Data Design, such as: *Caching *Vertical vs Horizontal Scalability *Query Optimization *The 3Vs–Volume, Variety, and Velocity


no prereqs, but a working knowledge of one kind of database, and how they are accessed, is helpful. Come with an open mind.

Take Aways

  • discern which database architecture(s) is right for you
  • how to improve data access speed
  • future proof your apps
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