Tuesday Keynote - May 13th at 8:30 AM

Phoenix D&E

DB2 and the Age of the Polyglot Persistence

BigData and NoSQL technologies are experiencing an unprecedented boom. They all bring a variety of different technologies and approaches, and most of them have one in common: they proclaim the end of the relational database.

Which road should we take? Should we abandon relational database and get on the hype wagon of the newcomers? Or should we ignore them and hope they will disappear?

Enter the age of the polyglot persistence. There is a place for various data technologies, each finding its sweet spot for the diverse data we are handling today. We need to recognize the benefits and the drawbacks of the non-relational models and work with them, finding the optimal data solution for the enterprise. And yes, that may mean that we need to learn some new things and relearn some old forgotten wisdom. And there is a database that was consistently adapting and embracing the new technologies. We have seen it storing not only tables, but XML, JSON documents, graphs; embracing columnar storage and doing fast in-memory processing; integrating with Hadoop. This database is DB2. It is the time to roll up the sleeves again and master the world of polyglot persistence with the trusted engine.

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Dr. Vladimir Bacvanski  
Founder of SciSpike

Dr. Vladimir Bacvanski has two decades of engineering experience with software technologies in areas such as architecture and design of mission critical and distributed enterprise systems, rule-based systems and languages, modeling tools, real-time systems, agent systems, and database technologies. Vladimir also has extensive experience in software architecture and requirements analysis, and has helped a number of companies including US Treasury, Federal Reserve Bank, US Navy, IBM, Dell, Hewlett Packard, JP Morgan Chase, Northwestern Mutual, State Farm, Nokia, Lucent, Nortel Networks, General Electric, BAE Systems, AMD, and others to select, transition, and apply new software technologies.

Vladimir is published worldwide and is a frequent speaker, session chair, and workshop organizer at leading industry events. He is also the recipient of a number of prestigious academic scholarships and grants. For his contributions to the data management community, he was awarded the title of the IBM Champion in 2009-2013.