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Wednesday, October 2 • 10:10am - 10:20am
Lightning Talk: I've Always wanted to Data Model

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One of the tenets of Big Data is that it allows developers to work with "unstructured" data. But unless you're piping /dev/random, there's no such thing as *truly* unstructured data; only data whose structure you don't understand yet. In this lightning talk, we'll take a tour of the core fundamentals of deep data structure modeling, and see how the rigid tools and techniques of the past have failed us in the modern world of agile software and big data. We'll delve into what hope there is for understanding the semantics and structure of data that doesn't play by the rules of an RDBMS.

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Ian Varley

Principal Member of Technical Staff, Salesforce
Ian Varley holds a Masters degree in Software Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. His 2009 Masters Thesis, “No Relation: The Mixed Blessings Of Non-Relational Databases” was an early and widely cited analysis of design patterns in NoSQL databases. He currently... Read More →

Wednesday October 2, 2013 10:10am - 10:20am PDT
Fort Mason Center 2 Marina Blvd San Francisco, CA 94123