vJUG24 Session: 10 SQL Tricks That You Didn’t Think Were Possible by Lukas Eder

Session Abstract:

SQL is the winning language of Big Data. Whether you’re running a classic relational database, a column store (“NewSQL”), or a non-relational storage system (“NoSQL”), a powerful, declarative, SQL-based query language makes the difference. The SQL standard has evolved drastically in the past decades, and so have its commercial and open source implementations.
In this fast-paced talk, we’re going to look at very peculiar and interesting data problems and how we can solve them with SQL. We’ll explore common table expressions, hierarchical SQL, table-valued functions, lateral joins, row value expressions, window functions, and advanced data types, such as XML and JSON. And we’ll look at Oracle’s mysterious MODEL and MATCH_RECOGNIZE clauses, devices whose mystery is only exceeded by their power. Most importantly, however, we’re going to learn that everyone can write advanced SQL. Once you learn the basics in these tricks, you’re going to love SQL even more.

Speaker: Lukas Eder

Lukas Eder is the founder and CEO of Data Geekery GmbH, located in Zurich, Switzerland. With his company he has been selling database products and services around Java and SQL since 2013. Ever since his Master’s studies at EPFL in 2006, he has been fascinated by the interaction of Java and SQL. Most of this experience he has obtained in the Swiss E-Banking field through various variants (JDBC, Hibernate, mostly with Oracle). And he is happy to share this knowledge at various conferences, JUGs, in-house presentations and on his blog. Here’s his conference and JUG talk schedule for the most recent time: http://www.jooq.org/news.