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Entries in NoSQL Meetup (3)

Friday
Oct292010

NoSQL Evening in Palo Alto Wrap Up

After everything was said and done about 140+ people showed up to the NoSQL Evening in Palo Alto. The event itself was sponsored by InfiniteGraph, a business unit of Objectivity, and was hosted by Tim Anglade creator of the popular NoSQL Summer program.

I've decided to be efficient (i.e. lazy) with regards to full session notes. However, I'll point you to two write ups about the event, one from HighScalability and one from InfiniteGraph.

Here are some of the key points that I took away from the meeting:

  • The creation of NoSQL stores was out of necessity
  • NoSQL has not "arrived" still lots of work to go, especially on core functionality
  • NoSQL is not just about big data.
    • Look to the three V's volume, velocity and variety if you have two of these properties NoSQL is probably a good fit
    • In addition, NoSQL was built to support high concurrency
  • Most clusters are underused from a CPU standpoint
  • I/O is always at a premium
  • Network saturation can occur very easily

One a personal note it was really cool to have a chance to meet and speak to a number of the folks that I read and write about. The panel was really good and Tim did an absolutely fantastic job keeping the meeting moving along. Hopefully, those that got a chance to go got just as much out of the meeting.

Links to the write ups: Notes from A NOSQL Evening in Palo Alto and About last night, A NOSQL Evening in Palo Alto

Tuesday
Oct052010

San Diego NoSQL Meetup, Wednesday Oct. 6th

For those of you in the San Diego area the San Diego NoSQL Meetup group will be having it's second meeting this Wednesday (10/6) at the North University Community Branch Library. This meeting's presenters are Pentaho.

Pentaho, the leading open source business intellegence solution, will discuss how to leverage Web Scale Hadoop data for business intellegence.

To RSVP or to find out more about this meeting check out the meetup page here

Tuesday
Sep282010

A NoSQL Evening in Palo Alto

If you are in the Palo Alto area on October 26th, I highly recommend that you try to make it to a NoSQL Evening hosted by Tim Anglade, founder of NoSQL Summer. It has a very impressive list of speakers and should be an exciting evening.

The topics will look back on the origins of the movement & its growing pains, discuss the current technological & business states, as well as look ahead to the opportunities for improvement & expansion.

Current Speaker list includes:

  • InfiniteGraph: Darren Wood — Lead Architect
  • Scality: Erik Julin — Architect
  • Riptano: Jonathan Ellis — Founder
  • GoGrid: Paul Lancaster
  • 10gen: Roger Bodamer — SVP, Products and Engineering
  • Basho: Andy Gross — Vice President of Engineering
  • NorthScale: James Phillips — Co-Founder and Senior Vice President
  • Cloudant: Mike Miller — Co-Founder and Chief Scientist

For more information and to RSVP go here