Thursday January 12, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 2:30 PM EST
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Maxwell Dworkin, Room G115 
33 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

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Harvard Paulson School 
Institute for Applied Computational Science
Sheila Coveney, Program Manager 



IACS ComputeFest Workshop:
NoSQL vs. NewSQL: Demystifying the Zoo of Contemporary Database Systems

Thursday, January 12, 2017
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Over the past 5-10 years, there has been an explosion in database system technologies. Today, businesses and researchers facing a data management task must choose between SQL, NoSQL, NewSQL, as well as various sub-categories, e.g. row-stores, column-stores, document-stores, key-value-stores, etc.

In this workshop, we will demystify and learn to navigate the landscape of contemporary database systems. You will gain the ability to decide “which database system is right for me?” In particular, we will compare and contrast MongoDB to VoltDB, which are two prominent examples of NoSQL and NewSQL systems respectively. We will take a crash-course of MongoDB to leave an impression of how a NoSQL system looks and feels in practice.

Pre-requisites: We advise participants to install MongoDB ahead of the workshop.

Detailed instructions are easy to find online, for example:

OS X: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G--uGbOFF9E
(you may need to add “sudo” as a prefix to every installation command)

Windows: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_5mj3-_uJQ