When to NoSQL and when to Know SQL with Simon Elliston-Ball at Red Gate Software

Come and join us for the first NoSQL East evening Meetup of the year an evening with Simon Elliston-Ball at Red Gate Software. Simon will be running his session and there will be plenty of time for networking.

Title: When to NoSQL and when to Know SQL


With NoSQL, NewSQL and plain old SQL, there are so many tools around it’s not always clear which is the right one for the job.

About Simon Elliston Ball:

Simon is a head of the Big Data team at Red Gate, focusing on researching and building tools to interact with Big Data platforms. Previously he has worked in the data intensive worlds of hedge funds and financial trading, ERP and e-Commerce, as well as designing and running nationwide networks and websites. These days his head is in Big Data and visualisation.

In the course of those roles, he’s designed and built several organisation-wide data and networking infrastructures, headed up research and development teams, and designed (and implemented) numerous digital products and high-traffic transactional websites.

For a change of technical pace, he writes and produces screencasts on front-end web technologies such as ExtJS, and is an avid NodeJS programmer. In the past he has also edited novels, written screenplays, developed web sites and built a photography business.

6.-6.30 pm Registration and networking
[masked] Talk
[masked] Questions followed by networking

Hashtag: #NoSQLEast

Many thanks to Red Gate Software and Software Acumen for sponsoring this event

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  • Richard H.

    Great overview and introduction to the series of events

    March 12, 2014

  • Paul R.

    very good overview of categories of NoSQL DBS

    March 12, 2014

  • Dennis W.

    Excellent talk. A very informative high level view of where Sql and No Sql are best suited.

    March 12, 2014

  • Cara H.

    Thanks everyone for coming. Any feedback, Simon said you could tweet him @sireb and use #noSQLknowSQL. You can also contact me [masked] - with feedback, suggestions, thoughts, speakers you want to hear from, topics, if you want to speak, anything really!
    Thanks again to Red Gate - yummy pizza and a brilliant welcome.

    March 12, 2014

  • Cara H.

    Simon did a great talk!

    March 12, 2014

  • Chris M.

    Hi folks, the main doors to Red Gate should be unlocked, but if you arrive a little later and have trouble getting in, feel free to give me a call (I'll be looking out for people) - my mobile number is[masked]

    March 11, 2014

  • Cara H.

    Looking forward to seeing you all this evening at Red Gate. Refreshments from 18:00. Simon will start his session at 18:30.
    Red Gate is straightforward to get to if you haven't been before, but traffic can be interesting on Milton Road. Don't worry if you are delayed - you will still be welcomed whenever you can join us.

    March 11, 2014

  • Ray A.

    I want to know more about NoSQL

    February 4, 2014

  • Jacqui D.

    Many thanks to Simon Ellison-Ball for kicking off what should hopefully be a great series of Meetup's for 2014.

    January 29, 2014

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