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Shashank Tiwari

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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

Scope:
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.
Session Contents:
— Document databases
  • What are they?
  • Their essential structure (in the context of MongoDB and CouchDB)
  • Data types supported
  • Schemaless
— Creating, Reading, Updating and Deleting Documents
  • Using MongoDB
  • Using CouchDB
— Querying Documents
  • Filtering
  • Ordering
  • Limiting result set
  • Grouping
  • Joining (?)
(Includes MapReduce)
— Indexes
  • Types
  • How-to
— Very first steps in performance tuning
  • Understanding query plans
  • Faster query results
— A few peculiarities
— Questions
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.