Presenter: Mike Bowers, Principal Architect, LDS Church
We know how to create great relational database models, but what about document/graph models? How do we optimize a document/graph model to work great in and out of MarkLogic? Do we have to unlearn everything relational? Do we need joins? Do we need schemas? What do we normalize, denormalize, orthogonalize, and generalize? This session will liberate you from flat tables and limited relationships. You’ll learn why it is most natural to represent business entities as hierarchical documents, why graphs are the best way to relate any business entity to any other business entity, and how MarkLogic’s unique indexes and query APIs make it easy to query within and join across hierarchical documents.