A lot of hype surrounds NoSQL data storage today, particularly document-oriented databases that store information as self-contained XML or JSON-style documents, rather than as records in a relational database. But there's much more to this new database paradigm. With this fascinating video, you get an in-depth tutorial on several NoSQL datastores that let you work with semi-structured data in the cloud.
Krishna Sankar, a Distinguished Engineer with Cisco Systems Inc., shows you how to build a datacloud using Amazon EC2. You'll learn about NoSQL datastores, including key/value, data structure store, document store, and wide column stores. You'll also work with MongoDB and Cassandra with data that ranges from web logs and social and knowledge graphs to configuration data stores for cloud infrastructures and other domains. It's a presentation guaranteed to make you look at data in a whole new way.
"Building a NoSQL Data Cloud" captures one of the popular tutorial sessions presented at OSCON 2010 -- the O’Reilly Open Source Convention held in Portland, Oregon this past July. Other videos of OSCON 2010 sessions include: