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NoSQL in the Real World #ebt2

The growth of social networks, SaaS applications, mobile devices and more interactive interfaces has led to bigger storage, faster response times, more volatile traffic, and alternative data formats. NoSQL databases offer a world of alternatives for storing, querying and thinking about your data differently. This event takes a look at NoSQL in general and a few real-world examples showing how it can add real business value over traditional SQL architectures.

This meetup group provides engineers, practitioners and managers the context needed to evaluate and adopt rapidly evolving business technologies. Leave with an understanding of what the technology is, why it’s used, when to use it, and next steps to take. We’ll review use cases, processes, tools, and practices in a mini-conference format through short presentations, hands-on tutorials, Q&A and code walkthroughs.

Event starts at 6 PM (talks at 7 PM) and goes until 9 PM

  • Doors open at 6 PM for social time
  • Talks start promptly at 7 PM for 1 hour or so
  • Wrap-up until 9 PM

Organizer: Dan Adams, Senior Consultant / Cantina Consulting (@danadams)


Session order may change

NoSQL for Mobile Apps

Morgan Bickle, Co-Founder and CTO / Kinvey

Recently moved to Boston to start Kinvey which I helped bootstrap with a friend and colleague.  Our goal: to make building mobile apps easier by eliminating the need to build and deploy your own backend. We call it Backend-as-a-Service.

MongoDB from the Vendor Perspective

Jeff Yemin, Engineering Manager / 10gen

10gen develops MongoDB, and offers production support, training, and consulting for the open source database.

NoSQL at Hopper

Sébastien Rainville, Co-Founder and VP Engineering / Hopper

Hopper is developing a website for consumer travel discovery. Its travel-oriented search engine allows users to discover destinations and products using only keywords. Hopper is applying cluster computing techniques to build the world's largest database of travel information. The company is using Machine Learning, NoSQL databases and Big Data processing to transform raw web pages into structured and organized information, enabling a faster, more complete, and more flexible search than traditional travel sites.


Some refreshments will be served. WiFi is available.

MBTA: Kendall stop on the Red Line

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Much real world experience shared. As a NoSQL newcomer it was refreshing to see a new approach to storing and sharing data. It was great to hear about the ways NoSQL systems were being used and about the benefits and challenges.

    May 10, 2012

  • Paul R.

    Good mix of presentations covering the good, bad and ugly of using NoSQL.

    May 10, 2012

  • Antonio F.

    Very Good presentation. Started with a excellent introduction on MongoDB.

    May 10, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great to learn about real-world experiences using the technology.

    May 10, 2012

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