As the internet approaches 1 trillion connected gigabytes, we’re not in Kansas anymore. The data deluge poses important questions:
How will we manage all this information? Is the relational database doomed? How will we synchronize it? Will we all need to migrate to NoSQL stores? Or will the new play along nicely with 40 years of relational history?
Who will manage this information? Will we all have to own our own massive infrastructure, will we rent it, or just call the APIs of somebody else?
How will we analyze this information? Do we all need to learn Erlang and Map-Reduce, or will a new set of easy-to-use tools spring up, just like the spreadsheet came to the rescue a long time ago? Will programmers write code for distributed hash tables, relational databases, document stores, graph databases or all of the above?
Conference starts at 9am, breakfast and lunch provided.