The venerable entity-relationship (E-R) modeling technique is very mature for SQL databas es but doesn't translate well to many of the NoSQL databases. This interactive workshop will introduce the Concept and Object Modeling Notati on (COMN, pronounced "common"), which can represent the new struc tures that NoSQL DBMSs support, while still supporting traditional SQL DBMS s. It also has more expressive power for modeling the real-world entities t hat databases are about.

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- Modeling notation for containment an d multi-valued attributes\n
- How to model schema-less databases\n
- How to model the problem space and t
he solution space and the mapping between them\n\n