Schemalessness is Not Just for Web Apps Anymore
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  Dave Duggal   Dave Duggal
Founder and Managing Director


Wednesday, August 20, 2014
12:15 PM - 12:45 PM

Level:  Technical - Intermediate

Everyone knows NoSQL storage techniques provide for dynamic data-driven apps and who doesn’t want that? But if NoSQL is so great, why is it still a small fraction of the database market?

The answer is two-fold: 1) it’s proven hard to model rich applications without the comfort of static schemas; and 2) it lacks transactional semantics that define enterprise-class apps. These problems reflect the central truth that databases in-and-of-themselves, don’t add direct business value – they merely record and make available state information from the application layer. For NoSQL-style schemalessness to be exploited generally we need a set of useful AppDev abstractions for working with graph relationships.

This session will explore schemalessness and its applicability to a wider set of problems beyond web apps. Dave will describe his Company’s approach to unified approach to dynamic binding of graph relations that supports a new class of agile and scalable enterprise-class apps.

Dave founded EnterpriseWeb LLC ( in 2009. EnterpriseWeb® is an application platform for dynamic, data-driven applications and processes. Dave is a proven business leader who has made a career of building, growing and turning around companies over the last twenty-five years. The outspoken entrepreneur has been interviewed on Dateline NBC and presented at TED6. Dave is a proponent of next generation ‘smart’ business processes. He is co-inventor of the patented EnterpriseWeb technology and is the author of several academic papers on web-style software architecture. In addition, Dave is regularly published and interviewed in industry journals and books, and is a popular speaker at tech conferences. Dave is a member of the Object Management Group (OMG), the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC), The TM Forum (TMF), Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), and the Workflow Management Coalition (WFMC).

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