NoSQL Databases 2018 – Group Projects

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Students will work in groups on a project during the second half of the semester. This is a requirement for finishing the course successfully.

Idea behind the Group Projects

  • There are hundreds of “NoSQL” technologies.
  • During the course, we will describe in detail some 6-8 technologies: HDFS, Hadoop MapReduce, Riak, Infinispan, MongoDB, Cassandra, Neo4j
  • The students will explore other NoSQL database systems or other Big Data technologies, study their functionality, actually work with them, and present the findings to the others in the end of the semester.


  • Students will form up to 12 groups of two-four people.
  • Each group will pick any NoSQL technology (or other technology for Big Data processing) that is not discussed in the course in detail (approved by the teacher, different than other groups picked). Inspiration:
    • write me an email with names within the group and with the preferred technology (or technologies)
  • The work will cover three areas:
    • Study the functionality of the system (objectives, key features, drawbacks, etc.)
    • Download, run and play with the system (practical work with the system)
    • Prepare a presentation containing findings about the system

Groups and Topics

The projects will be presented on the last three lecture (dates to be specified).

The maximal time for a presentation (including discussion): 25 minutes.

# Members Topic Date Slides
1 Marcel Mráz, Petr Domkar, Jan Šafařík Google Firebase
2 Filip Drgoň, Tran Manh Hung, Jiří Vahala Azure Search
3 Lukáš Císar, Erik Horváth, Mikuláš Mráz VoltDB