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Cloud Computing Platform User Group

Event Type
EnterpriseWorks and Research Park
EnterpriseWorks Room 130, 60 Hazelwood Drive, Champaign
Nov 14, 2019   12:00 - 1:00 pm  
Cathy McArthur
Originating Calendar
Research Park Events

This user group welcomes professionals and students in Champaign-Urbana and the surrounding region with an interest in cloud computing platforms including Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, IBM Cloud, Google Cloud Platform, Alibaba Cloud.


Working Through a Data Model; A Case Study


After assessing our organization’s use case and making the choice to enter the big new world of big data in cloud, we are faced with our first major challenge; how to model and design the system. It is a new paradigm of a NoSQL database, in the cloud infrastructure, virtually unlimited storage and hugely available compute power. These new capabilities and new constraints means that our old modelling techniques don’t necessarily apply and we all must develop new skills to cope. One of the primary challenges we face is how to store the data. What kind of data model or schema should we use? How do we approach the problem? Designing a schema or developing a data model for NoSQL is a topic of immense debate.


Paul Thornhill works for AGCO Corporation as the Product Development Manager and Cloud Tech Development Team Lead for Grain and Protein.

Please RSVP here. If you have questions and/or need accommodations for this event, please email Cathy McArthur at

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