PM3: Practical NoSQL: Benefits and Trade-offs in Real Applications
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  Stephen Racunas   Stephen A Racunas
Senior Research Engineer


Tuesday, August 20, 2013
01:30 PM - 04:45 PM

Level:  Technical - Introductory

This tutorial will cover both the technical and the practical aspects of developing NoSQL applications. Get started in this space with 'in-the-trenches' knowhow gained by developing Big-Data analyses for Stanford University Hospitals, monitoring tools for Medic Mobile, and "CPU health"-tracking tools for Intel. Includes sample code, and outlines how to navigate critical NoSQL design tradeoffs. You'll see how tradeoffs were made between traditional and NoSQL technologies in terms of:
  • development pace
  • integration with existing systems
  • agile design
  • record security
  • system throughput
  • analytics
  • privacy issues
  • mobile phone deployments
  • research funding
  • liability mitigation
We will use the domain of medical apps to also show how broader enterprise solutions can be derived from insights gained from building medical analytics systems. You'll see how benefits were gained such as two orders of magnitude speed increase in scanning medical records and 70% reduction in development time disease tracking app service.

This talk includes both example code and information about the critical design choices to be made in monitoring system design. At this tutorial, you will learn:

  • How to build and deploy a robust data collection and analytics environment
  • How to design something your company can actually sell in this space
  • How to navigate the unique challenges developers face in highly regulated environments
  • How to plan your first pilot project
  • How to apply for federal research funding (even as a startup)
  • How to apply lessons learned from the medical and mobile realms to other enterprise problems (examples: tracking "CPU health" and monitoring "Hadoop cluster health" at Intel)

Dr. Stephen A. Racunas was elected to the American Academy of Achievement for his computational support of research that earned the Nobel Prize. Dr. Racunas has been an "Engineering Fellow At-Large" of the Santa Fe Institute, a Senior Engineer at Intel, and a Senior Consulting Engineer to Stanford University's Hospitals. Research Awards from: * The National Science Foundation * The National Aeronautics and Space Administration * The Office of Naval Research * The University of Colorado Health Sciences Center * Stanford University School of Medicine Dr. Racunas was named an Exploratory and Foundational Research Fellow for pioneering work in Bioinformatics, and was named a Research Science Institute Scholar and National Foundation of America Scholar. Dr. Stephen Racunas founded GRS ("Grass-Roots Science") in 2007.

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