This month we're focusing on analysing other distributed databases, and MongoDB , to see how they compare to Cassandra. The idea is to try to get an idea of the strengths and weaknesses of the different approaches and the use-cases they might be suitable for. It's also, arguably, an interesting month for anyone who is currently evaluating NoSQL solutions.
As usual, there's free beer and pizza and we will be heading to the pub afterward for more robust discussions! Please come along!
7.00pm Meet and chat with other Cassandra users
7.30pm David Mytton on MongoDB
8.00pm Russell Smith on Riak
8.30pm Finish up; more discussions then off to the pub
David Mytton on MongoDB
An introduction to MongoDB and how it might compare with Cassandra.
David has been a PHP/Python programmer for 10 years and runs his own server monitoring startup, Server Density. This has been using MongoDB for 2+ years and inserts 3.5TB of data a month. He also runs the London Mongo user group.
Russell Smith on Riak
An introduction to Riak, including an example use case and how it compares with Cassandra.
Russell is a consultant specialising in helping start ups and growing companies with web-related technology; mostly ops, disaster recovery, infrastructure, capacity planning and databases.