NoSQL Now!

Featured Speakers in this track include:

The sixth annual NoSQL Now! Conference is the largest vendor-neutral forum focused on NoSQL (Not Only SQL) technologies. 

Topics include:

  • Scale-Out Architectures
  • Graph Databases
  • Enterprise NoSQL
  • Distributed Systems
  • Real-time Analytics
  • Security
  • In-Memory Databases
  • NoSQL Data Warehousing
  • SQL on Hadoop
  • Data Modeling for NoSQL
  • Neo4j
  • Oracle NoSQL
  • MarkLogic



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02:30 PM - 05:45 PM
W8: Fact Modeling Fundamentals Gordon C Everest, University of Minnesota
  W9: 7 Databases in 170 minutes Karen Lopez, InfoAdvisors
Joey D'Antoni, Denny Cherry and Associates Consulting
08:30 AM - 11:45 AM
AM9: Data Modeling in a Big Data World Dave Wells, Eckerson Group
  AM10: Evaluating NoSQL and SQL Databases - Part 1 Mike Bowers, LDS Church
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Introduction to Amazon DynamoDB – The Serverless NoSQL Service on AWS Johann Lau, Amazon Web Services
  A Better Process to Eliminate Your Data Silos Stan Christ, MarkLogic
  FinchDB: Better Analytics Derived from Better Questions Scott Lightner, Finch Computing
01:30 PM - 04:45 PM
PM1: Architecting A Big Data Platform John Akred, Silicon Valley Data Science
Gary Dusbabek, Silicon Valley Data Science
Stephen O'Sullivan, Silicon Valley Data Science
  PM8: Introduction to Enterprise Semantics and Ontologies Dave McComb, Semantic Arts
  PM9: Evaluating NoSQL and SQL Databases - Part 2 Mike Bowers, LDS Church
05:15 PM - 06:00 PM
Confessions of an Unlikely Big Data Skeptic Tim Berglund, DataStax
  Faceted Browsing of Semantic Graphs Evren Sirin, Complexible Inc
07:30 AM - 08:15 AM
Ground-up Introduction To In-Memory Data Viktor Gamov, Hazelcast
08:30 AM - 09:45 AM
The CDO's Top 10 Surprises of a Successful Enterprise Data Office James Tyo, BB&T
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Innovating in a Hybrid Data Environment Shawn Rogers, Dell Software
  Relational Databases vs. Non-Relational Databases James Serra, Microsoft
  Semantics Helps Connect the Dots Bryan Bell, Expert System Enterprises
  Unified Multi-Model Storage Dave Duggal, EnterpriseWeb
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Case Study of a Scalable, Big Data Analytics Environment in Amazon Web Services (AWS) James McGinn, Blue Canopy
  Evolving from the Data Warehouse to Big Data Analytics - The Emerging Role of the Data Lake Joe Caserta, Caserta Concepts
  Necessity and Sufficiency Within and Without Spark James Gorlick, Basho
01:15 PM - 02:00 PM
Visualize Enterprise Data Graphically Corey L Lanum, Cambridge Intelligence
  Relational vs. NoSQL Design Patterns Sajee Mathew, Amazon Web Services
02:15 PM - 02:45 PM
NoSQL and the Analytics, App, and API Economy Christopher Bienko, IBM
03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Intro to Graph: Why, When, How? Alaa Mahmoud, IBM
03:45 PM - 04:30 PM
SQL-on-Everything with Apache Drill Tomer Shiran, Dremio
  Big Data & Analytics: 3 Key Trends Larry Weber, IBM
08:30 AM - 09:15 AM
NoSQL Databases, Microservices, and Docker Containers Srini Penchikala, InfoQ
09:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Healthcare Analytics with an Enterprise Data Lake Jans Aasman, Franz Inc
Parsa Mirhaji, Albert Einstein College of Medicine & Montefiore Medical Center
  Lessons Learned from 8 Years of Using NoSQL Mike Bowers, LDS Church
10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
The Elephant in the Cloud Ashish Thusoo, Qubole
  Use Case Study on Different NoSQL Databases for Enterprise Applications Donovan Hsieh, eBay Inc.
Feng Qu, eBay Inc.
11:45 AM - 12:30 PM
Hybrid Transactional/Analytical Processing with Spark and Cassandra Tim Berglund, DataStax
  NoSQL Data Modeling with JSON Documents and the Object-Relational Impedance Mismatch Dan Myers, DQMatters
04:15 PM - 05:30 PM
Changing a City with Data Science and Story Telling Ben Wellington, I Quant NY
08:30 AM - 09:15 AM
Picking Winners: Solving Real-World Problems with Hadoop, Spark, and Polyglot Persistence Vladimir Bacvanski, SciSpike
  Agile Schema Management with Model Doc Tom Spitzer, EC Wise, Inc.
  Big Data Architecture Made Easy Mike King, Dell
09:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Data Modeling for NoSQL Databases Dan Myers, DQMatters
Karen Lopez, InfoAdvisors
Theodore S. Hills, LexisNexis
William Lyon, Neo Technology
  The Big Mix: Strategically Blending Data with Information to Discover New Value Cynthia Barr, Thomson Reuters
Pramod Bohra, Thomson Reuters
01:15 PM - 04:30 PM
S4: Building a Modern Big Data Enterprise: Hadoop, Spark, and Beyond Vladimir Bacvanski, SciSpike
  S5: Data Modeling for NOSQL and SQL Theodore S Hills, LexisNexis
08:30 AM - 11:45 AM
S4: Building a Modern Big Data Enterprise: Hadoop, Spark, and Beyond (Continued) Vladimir Bacvanski, SciSpike
  S5: Data Modeling for NOSQL and SQL (Continued) Theodore S Hills, LexisNexis