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ChicagoRuby: Downtown - Renormalize - The Sequel to SQL

  • Aug 7, 2012 · 6:00 PM
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Relational databases and NoSQL document stores are generally considered to be at opposing extremes. Schemas and SQL are perceived to be at the core of the problem with relational databases. Akiban Server is an open source database that brings document stores and relational databases together. Developers get powerful document access and schema evolution capabilities alongside surprisingly powerful SQL.

The presenter, Ori Herrnstadt, will cover the architecture and operational ideas that underlie the Akiban Server. A demo of a Sinatra web application developed against the Akiban Server will be shown. Integration with the SEQUEL database toolkit for Ruby will also be demonstrated showing how the document access in the Akiban Server provides leads to a happy/powerful developer experience.

Before the Meetup
The presenter invites you to download Akiban Server Early Developer Release prior to the meetup. Details can be found on the Akiban website.

About Ori Herrnstadt
Ori Herrnstadt is co-founder and CTO of Akiban. He has been involved in developing large operational database systems since his days in the Israeli Army. After experiencing common problems of large-scale operational systems in military, healthcare, enterprise ERP, CRM systems and modern web applications, he developed the Orthogonal Architecture. In 2009, he co-founded Akiban Technologies to accelerate the development of the technology.

After most downtown meetings
we head over to Elephant & Castle (185 N. Wabash) for refreshments & fellowship. Join us for a few minutes if you have time.

Please use your real name when you RSVP for downtown ChicagoRuby meetings. Reason: We are required to give a list of all attendees to the security desk prior to the meeting. If the name on your ID doesn't the match the name on the RSVP list, then Aon security will not let you in the building. Sorry for the inconvenience, but those are the rules of the Aon Building.

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  • Kurt S.

    Interesting solution to bridge the gaps between data graphs and relational tables.

    August 8, 2012

  • Ray H.

    Michael: Done. See you this evening.

    August 7, 2012

    • Mathew Ryan M.

      Can you add me as well?

      August 7, 2012

    • Ray H.

      Just opened some additional slots. The system will add you automatically if you RSVP. See you this evening.

      August 7, 2012

  • Michael W.

    One of my co-workers - Tim Handorf - is on the waiting list for this meetup.

    Can someone add him to be cleared at the door at Thoughtworks? I'd be really grateful! Thanks!


    August 7, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll be there: Randal Cox

    August 6, 2012

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