Microsoft Business Intelligence and Big Data User Group of New York City presents: NoSQL: concepts, demos and market analysis

New York, NY

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There’s a lot of brouhaha around NoSQL these days, and the subject of Big Data usually comes along for the ride. But to mainstream relational database administrators and developers, the NoSQL world is a bit of an enigma.  What does NoSQL really mean, and where is it actually useful?  Are people using it because they should, or because they want to?  And how does all this tie into the Big Data world anyway?

In this presentation, MSBIgDataNYC moderator and ZDNet Big Data blogger Andrew Brust will attempt to bring clarity to this whole subject.  Andrew will explain what NoSQL really means, describe the four major NoSQL database categories, demo various NoSQL databases including CouchDB and HBase, and will explain where NoSQL and Big Data intersect.  Andrew will also bring you up to date on who the major vendors are in the NoSQL space and which ones have emerged as leaders.

Andrew won’t try to convert you to the NoSQL camp.  Instead, he’ll explain what NoSQL’s about and help you decide if the technology has merit and utility in your own organization.

Presenter: Andrew Brust

Andrew Brust is Founder and CEO of Blue Badge Insights, an analysis, strategy and advisory firm serving Microsoft customers and partners, and ZDNet’s “Big on Data” blogger. Brust is also a Microsoft Regional Director and MVP; an advisor to the New York Technology Council; and co-author of “Programming Microsoft SQL Server 2008″ (Microsoft Press, 2008). Brust is a frequent speaker at industry events and is a columnist for Visual Studio Magazine. He’s been a participant in the Microsoft ecosystem for over 15 years, has worked closely with both Microsoft’s Redmond-based corporate team and field organization for much of the last 10 and is a member of several Microsoft “insiders” groups that supply him with insight around important technologies out of Redmond.


1-14-2013 6:00 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.


Microsoft NYC offices, 1290 Avenue of the Americas, 6th Floor, New York, NY, 10104