TEQnation 2019: Eugene Bogaart – Bringing data to life, handling less structured data

The world is full of brilliant tools that provide us visual insights. All these tools have a common requirement that input should be in SQL format. Relational databases are the most common source of structured data, accessible through SQL. But what about all of these NoSQL databases, they promise handling data easier by accepting semi-structured and unstructured data. NoSQL databases help handle data with less complexity and pushing boundaries of what is possible. The downside is that NoSQL databases do not have interfaces that are compatible with modern visualisation tooling. This talk explains the mismatch between NoSQL databases and Visualisation tools. What are the pros and cons of common solutions for users of tools such as Tableaux, PowerBI, and Qlik (or any other). We will show that copying a subset of you data to a relational database is not a good idea, because it will double your data volume, increase you operating cost and will show insights in old data.

Bio Eugene

Eugene has a long history in the Java community in the Netherlands. He started out as a trainer in object orientation and Java programming. He has been part of the Dutch Java community since the start of his career and a Java evangelist in the Dutch market since 1995. Eugene has participated in many program committees, such as NLjug. In his spare time, he is into Domotica and Internet of Things technology. Currently, Eugene is solution architect for MongoDB.

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