This month we have a talk by Derick Rethans on designing MongoDB schemas. One of the challenges that comes with moving to MongoDB is figuring how to best model your data. While most developers have internalized the rules of thumb for designing schemas for RDBMSs, these rules don't always apply to MongoDB. The simple fact that documents can represent rich, schema-free data structures means that we have a lot of viable alternatives to the standard, normalized, relational model. Not only that, MongoDB has several unique features, such as atomic updates and indexed array keys, that greatly influence the kinds of schemas that make sense.
In this session, we'll answer these questions and more, provide a number of data modeling rules of thumb, and discuss the tradeoffs of various data modeling strategies.
Where: Rain Bar, 80 Great Bridgewater Street, Manchester, M1 5JG  (Upstairs)
When: 7pm Tuesday 3rd April 2012
What: Designing MongoDB schemas - Derick Rethans
Come along, grab a drink and join in :)
We have our meetings on the first Tuesday of each month. The venue has free WiFi and serves food 'til 8pm.
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Added by Rick Ogden on March 22, 2012