Combining Database Technologies
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  Mike Bowers   Mike Bowers
Enterprise Data Architect
LDS Church


Wednesday, April 5, 2017
09:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Level:  Technical (may include code)

Between all of the NoSQL and SQL variants, there are a staggering number of different database technologies available today, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. Selecting the right technology for a particular system often boils down to maximizing the pros and minimizing the cons. However, that typically results in some pain down the road when the cons are more evident than the pros. Combining different technologies can help result in more win-win situations but doesn't come without its pitfalls and challenges.

This discussion covers:

  • Factors to consider when choosing a database
  • Common NoSQL\SQL combinations
  • The technologies behind Madison Logic's Data Management Platform
  • System Architectures that lead to better DB combinations

Michael Bowers is principal enterprise data architect at the LDS Church. He has spent over 20 years as an enterprise architect, software developer, and database architect. In 2008, Michael brought the MarkLogic NoSQL database to LDS. Today it delivers 1.8 TB of data to 95 million annual visitors with billions of page hits across 182 websites, transactional applications, and web services.

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