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PASS BOF Lunch – SQL Server and NoSQL alternatives

Beside my BI workshop on Friday, this year at PASS Summit I’ll also contribute by participating at the Birth Of Feather Lunch on a very hot topic:

“SQL Server and the NoSQL Alternatives”

I’ve been watching closely the NoSQL movement right from the beginning (as soon as it started to grow also in Italy, so from January 2010), since I simply love database and it make always sense to see what’s new the market has to offer.

You may already know my position on the actual offerings, and I haven’t changed my mind so far. But I also see that there is a niche in the market that can great benefit from NoSQL options. But before making any choice it’s imperative to know the pros and the cons of each solution.

In this Lunch I’d like to talk to anyone who would like to join about this topics. When NoSQL is in option? And when is only a “new toy” that can give us a lot of joy but no real business benefit? And how comes that Normalization is *still* needed (don’t you think so? Come and we’ll discuss Smile), even if developers would love to avoid it, but no-one tells you that?

Beside mine BOF there are a tons of other interesting tables you can join, like the one my fellow MVP Jonathan will keep and like the many others listed here:

http://sqlblog.com/blogs/jonathan_kehayias/archive/2010/10/13/pass-2010-birds-of-a-feather-lunch.aspx

That link also describe what a BOF is and how it works.

See you there!

Published Thursday, October 14, 2010 12:30 AM by Davide Mauri

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About Davide Mauri

Director of Software Development & Cloud Infrastructure @ Sensoria, an innovative smart garments and wearable company. After more than 15 year playing with the Microsoft Data Platform, with a specific focus on High Performance databases, Business Intelligence, Data Science and Data Architectures, he's now applying all his skills to IoT, defining architectures to crunch numbers, create nice user experiences and provide meaningful insights, all leveraging Microsoft Azure cloud. MVP on Data Platform since 2006 he has a very strong background development and love both the ER model and OO principles. He is also a fan of Agile Methodology and Automation, which he tries to apply everywhere he can, to make sure that "people think, machines do".

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