IBM Cloudant & dashDB Workshop

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Thursday, 23rd March at CodeNode, London

Starts at 12:30 PM.

In this workshop we will introduce you to the IBM Cloudant NoSQL database and IBM dashDB.

IBM Cloudant is a scalable, schemaless, and fault tolerant JSON database built for the web. It allows you to start small and scale up easily, with first class support for replication and clustering. You will learn how to access your data using full text and geospatial indexes, as well as through Cloudant Query. We will then show you how to pair IBM Cloudant with dashDB to convert your NoSQL data to SQL, which will enable you to build a high-powered data warehousing and analytics solution for your organisation's data.

This workshop is aimed at developers who want to get started with NoSQL databases and data warehouses; no specific development experience is required, although some coding experience would be beneficial.

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Day 1: Day

Introduction to IBM Cloudant & dashDB

Track Sessions



Introduction to Cloudant. First lab exercise for basic operations


Offline-First and database replication. Including lab work for attendees


Coffee Break


Power of NoSQL: Hands-on experience of indexes and queries for Cloudant


Coffee Break


Data Warehousing: Meet DashDB


Hands-on: Import into and work with DashDB


Relax! Beer, pizza, chatter


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