Here is a draft of what I plan to present in Part 1 of the NoSQL Series on Jan 24th at Fenwick & West in Mountain View, CA (The series has 4 parts in all. It runs between 1/24 and 1/27, everyday at 7pm). The event is hosted by the Silicon Valley Cloud Computing Meetup.
Topic: Getting Friendly With Document Databases
Products covered: MongoDB (mongodb.org) and CouchDB (couchdb.apache.org)
Level: Introductory but not cursory. Full of examples.
Duration: 60 mins. (1 hour) — may have too much for an hour. Could do a bit more than an hour if need be.
— Document databases
What are they?
Their essential structure (in the context of MongoDB and CouchDB)
Data types supported
— Creating, Reading, Updating and Deleting Documents
— Querying Documents
Limiting result set
— Very first steps in performance tuning
Understanding query plans
Faster query results
— A few peculiarities
This should give you a head start but an hour isn’t enough to cover all the details so am planning on organizing a follow-up 2 day training in February. See you on Jan 24 at Fenwick & West.