This is a two-part session that will take place on Monday and Tuesday. The database landscape is evolving as new, scalable data stores emerge. Key value stores, large tabular stores, and document-oriented databases offer a compelling alternative to the traditional relational database. By removing joins and loosening ACID constraints, this new class of non-relational or "NoSQL" solutions gain the ability to scale horizontally. This presentation will introduce attendees to the key concepts required to understand and evaluate NoSQL data stores, and conclude with an in-depth examination of the document-oriented database MongoDB.