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Presentation: The Rise of Multi-Model Databases

Track: Sponsored Solutions Track I

Location: Empire Complex, 7th fl.

Duration: 1:40pm - 2:30pm

Day of week: Monday


Nowadays, you must handle many types, structures, and data formats in your organizations – JSON, graph, spatial, series, relational, etc. – supporting a variety of use cases and workloads. Multi-model databases seem to be the next natural step in the evolution of databases.

First used in 2012 by Luca Garulli, the term "multi-model" describes an approach designed to support multiple data models against a single, integrated backend and was considered as a response to the Martin Fowler's "polyglot persistence" approach.

In this talk, we will look at the database landscape evolution including two multi-model databases examples: one built from ground up, and an extended RDBMS.

Speaker: Abdel Dadouche

Developer Relations @SAP

Abdel is a part of the Developer Relations @ SAP which implies a certain ability to talk and code at the same time, using many tools or languages, but also using PowerPoint in life threatening situations.
His primary focus is around topics like Machine Learning, Analytics, Databases like SAP HANA, but also more or less anything that requires hands to get dirty. 

Apart from that, Abdel enjoys meeting with developpers at conferences, writing tutorials for the SAP Developer Center, running hands on event called SAP CodeJam and being a coach or a participant at hackathons.

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