NoSQL for the SQL Professional
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  William McKnight   William McKnight
McKnight Consulting Group


Wednesday, August 21, 2013
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Level:  Business / Non-Technical

With all of the buzz around Big Data and NoSQL (non-relational) database technology, what actually matters for today's SQL professional? Join William McKnight as he discusses big data and NoSQL in the context of the SQL world, and get to what's truly important for data professionals today.

In this session, the SQL professional will learn:

  • The main characteristics of NoSQL databases
  • Differences between a distributed NoSQL and relational databases
  • Use cases for NoSQL technologies, with real-world examples from organizations in-production today

William McKnight is President of McKnight Consulting Group ( He is an internationally recognized authority in information management. His consulting work has included many of the Global 2000 and numerous mid-market companies. His teams have won several best practice competitions for their implementations, and many of his clients have gone public with their success stories. His strategies form the information management plan for leading companies in various industries. William is author of several books including “Integrating Hadoop" and “Information Management: Strategies for Gaining a Competitive Advantage with Data." He has authored benchmarks on Hadoop and Cloud Databases and published the GigaOM Sector Roadmap on Analytic Cloud Databases. He has published over 25 white papers, and his blog has been syndicated for many years. William is a very popular speaker worldwide, having given well over 100 days of training on diverse data subjects NoSQL, Graph Databases, Data Governance, Data Architecture, Data Return on Investment, Agile Methodology, Organizational Change Management, and Master Data Management. William is a mentor in information for a startup accelerator. William has taught at Santa Clara University, UC-Berkeley, and UC-Santa Cruz, and has consulted in over a dozen countries. He provides clients with strategies, architectures, platform and tool selection, and complete programs to excel with information.

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