Building a NoSQL Data Cloud

Krishna Sankar (U.S.Bank)
Cloud Computing
Location: Portland 251
Please note: to attend, your registration must include Tutorials.
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This tutorial will provide an in-depth tutorial on various forms of NOSQL (NotOnlySQL) datastores (key/value, data structure store, document store and wide column stores) for working with semi- structured data. The data ranges from web logs to social and knowledge graphs to configuration data stores for cloud infrastructures and other domains.


Session #1 – Opening Game
8:30-9:30 – NOSQL : Toil,Tears & Sweat!
- Quick look at Data Clouds
- NOSQL – An overview
- NOSQL – Tales from the field
- NOSQL – Themes

9:30-10:00 – Detour/Scenic Route : MongoDB [HandsOn]

Session #2 – The Pragmas
10:00-10:30 – ABCs of NOSQL [ACID, BASE & CAP]
10:30-11:00 – Cassandra – Anatomy of a NOSQL Column Datastore
11:00-11:30 – Detour/Scenic Route : Cassandra [HandsOn]

Session #3 – The Mechanics
11:30-12:30 – NOSQL How do they do it ? Algorithmics & Mechanisms

Homework – NOSQL & Beer
Read NOSQL papers.
Explore more with the NOSQL AMI. Visit back for more hands on scripts.

NOTE: As a part of the NOSQL Tutorial, there will be hands on exercise based on a data cloud hosted in Amazon EC2. Amazon has sent us credit vouchers for $25 which we will give out at the beginning of the tutorial. But you should have an aws account before the start of the tutorial, otherwise we might spend time in setup. So please go to the Amazon EC2 page. Click “Sign up for Amazon EC2” button and follow the on-screen instructions.

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Krishna Sankar is currently a Distinguished Engineer with Cisco Systems Inc, part of the CTO’s Office, and working on various aspects of Cloud Computing. He been developing systems for the last 20+ years – from C/CPM to Cobol to Ada to Java to .. lately working on the cloud domain internally and externally. He is also the co-chair of the DMTF Cloud Incubator group. His interests include strategic Web 2.0 mechanics and mechanisms, highly scalable Web architectures and frameworks, social and knowledge graphs, collaborative social networks and intelligent inferences. Occasionally he writes about them at He also writes books – works include Cisco Wireless LAN Security and the latest one Enterprise Web 2.0 <>. His other passion is Lego Robotics and is fortunate enough to participate as technical judge in local and Lego world competitions.

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Shirley Bailes
08/02/2010 2:54am PDT

@Shengqiong… See above for slides.

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Shengqiong Hu
07/30/2010 7:36am PDT

I am intrested this one,......any ppt or pdf to see what was discussed?

Mike Gerwitz
07/27/2010 12:00am PDT

This session contained a great deal of information, as well as links to many days worth of in-depth reading material. As someone fairly new to the NOSQL field, this presentation and the provided links have thusfar been (and probably will continue to be) one of my most valuable resources. My only complaint was the network issues when attempting the EC2 exercise, which is not the fault of the presenter.

Ben Reece
07/23/2010 3:56am PDT

I found the information valuable, but as mentioned, the hands-on didn’t work well.

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Krishna Sankar
07/20/2010 11:11am PDT

I do have a copy of slideology ;o( Don’t think my dense-slide disease has any cure !

F Cargnelutti
07/20/2010 9:48am PDT

The wireless connection was terrible slow today, and having to connect to an Amazon EC2 instance and write code online made it difficult for us to follow this tutorial.

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Rabble Evan Henshaw-Plath
07/20/2010 2:51am PDT

Terribly bad slides, get this man a copy of slideology.

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