Guy Harrison

Guy Harrison

Chief Technology Officer


Guy Harrison is a software professional with more than 20 year's experience in database design, development, administration, and optimization. He is the author of Next Generation Databases, Oracle Performance Survival Guide and MySQL Stored Procedure Programming as well as well as other books, articles and presentations on database technology. He writes a monthly column for Database Trends and Applications and is an Oracle ACE alumni and a MongoDB certified DBA.


Making sense of todays Database technologies (Connect 2019)

Event: Connect 2019, Melbourne-Connect-2019

Stream:Architecture, Cloud Database & Technology

It used to be that one type of database - the RDBMS - was used for virtually all application workloads. Today, the RDBMS competes with other types of database technologies: Big Data systems such as Hadoop and Spark, NoSQL systems such as MongoDB and graph databases like Neo4J and cloud-native offerings such as DynamoDB and CosmosDB. How do you choose the best database for your application? In this presentation, we'll compare the current state of database technologies and contrast the strengths and weaknesses of each. We'll also look at the emerging technologies that stand to create more change in the database arena, most notably the use of Blockchains for data storage.