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

\n**Topics to be covered include:**

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