Why The Sequel To NoSQL Is SQL

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Relationships are difficult. Over time simple queries balloon into problematic nests of joins and random access. At the end of your previous relationship with an RDBMs, you were a slave to I/O and you sought refuge in the welcoming arms of NoSQL. For a few months everything clicked until you realized that NoSQL had no interest in your relationships. All it wanted to talk about was documents. It just didn’t understand your data, and it had no interest in learning. Don’t you want to use a database that cares about your relationships?

Maybe you yearn for the days of SQL, a query language that could let you express yourself. Well, we’ve got news for you, you don’t have to put up with it any more, you can have the best of both worlds. Akiban has a database with the maturity level to understand how to access data as both documents and SQL. You can have the best of both worlds, without sacrificing your expectations. Don’t settle for the first NoSQL option, you can do better than that. Do it for your applications.

In this presentation you will learn about Akiban Server, a NewSQL database that stores related data as document profiles, optimizing for fast reads and even faster transactions to enable significant performance improvements (10x – 100x) and new possibilities for querying a database that understands the structure of your data.

You went to NoSQL because you thought you had no alternative – no one else to turn to. Now you have a solution that can deliver huge performance benefits and which won’t force you to learn a whole new language.

We will show you how to drop Akiban Server into your existing application and solve problematic SQL queries without having to invest in an entirely new approach to storing data. Your applications operate on Objects – collections of highly related data which are then transformed into a series of inefficient SQL statements. We will demonstrate how much performance can be gained when you remove the impedance mismatch with the Akiban Server.

This session is sponsored by Akiban

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Ori Herrnstadt


Ori Herrnstadt is the founder and CTO at Akiban. He has been involved in developing large operational database systems since his days in the Israeli Army. After experiencing common problems of large-scale operational systems in military, healthcare, enterprise ERP, CRM systems and modern web applications, he developed the Orthogonal Architecture. In 2009, he founded Akiban Technologies to accelerate the development of the technology.


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