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June 2011 – PASSMN Meeting Announcement

PASSMN has announced it’s June meeting.  A little of the SQL and a little of the non-SQL.  Get a brush up on what’s out there to help you understand databases more.

The Entertainment

“11 Pages that Changed the World”

Mark Knutson, Hennepin Faculty Associates

In 1970, the widely implemented database products were based either on a network or an inverted tree structure. E. F. Codd, an IBM research mathematician, presented a paper to the Association of Computing Machinery proposing a database management system based on mathematical objects called relations.

I will briefly review the topical coverage of the paper, including the formal definition of a relation. I will also place the paper in historical context and review how IBM’s response to it shaped the DBMS product landscape that we see today.


Dan McCreary

This presentation will discuss the "NoSQL movement", a new set of data solutions that leverage non-relational data stores. These data stores are frequently designed to leverage thousands of commodity processors, are "schema free", use simple key-value stores or document stores and are often associated with web-scale "BigData" challenges. This presentation will cover the key business factors and technology issues driving this movement.

The Details

Location: 8300 Norman Center Drive, 9th Floor, Bloomington, MN 55437

RSVP: Click here

Live Meeting:

URL: https://www.livemeeting.com/cc/usergroups/join?id=9K372W&role=attend&pw=GB%7B7RpT5b

Meeting ID: 9K372W

Entry Code: GB{7RpT5b


  • 2:45-3:00 : Registration / hospitality / networking
  • 3:00-3:15 : Announcements etc.
  • 3:15-3:45 : “11 Pages that Changed the World” (relational DB’s) – Mark Knutson
  • 3:45-4:45 : NoSQL – Dan McCreary
  • 4:45-5:00 : Closing comments/prize giveaways
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