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Database Throwdown 2012 - Philly Tech Week

Over the last couple of years the database market has exploded with new options, including key value stores, document databases, column stores, map/reduce frameworks and graph databases. Relational products are advancing too, including in-memory options from both commercial vendors and open source projects.


As part of Philly Tech Week, this PhillyDB event will host representatives from several different products and projects in order to help you understand what your choices are, how they work, and what kinds of problems each is best suited for.


Confirmed participants include:


Vertica - an MPP column-store db from Michael Stonebraker

Oracle - the reigning enterprise champ, plus MySQL (and more)

Basho - providers of the powerful, open-source, distributed Riak db

Hortonworks - enterprise-grade Hadoop from core contributors

GT.M - A proven ACID KV/document store from our own back yard

MongoDB - scalable, high-performance, open source NoSQL DB

PostgreSQL - world's most advanced open source database


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  • Jeff K.

    This was a great meet up. The information and speakers really set the bar for future PhillyDB sessions.

    May 1, 2012

  • Brett S.

    Great - learned a lot about the different database types

    April 27, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Set to begin at 6 and only began after 6:30. Many people seemed to know each other already and as newcomers they were not very friendly or welcoming to us. Saw no one at the door hosting and no asked us anything. Had a very different impression on what this meeting was going to be about.

    April 27, 2012

  • Josh H.

    Excellent presentations, a very well-thought-out event, the 15-minute throwdown format kept it moving quite well.

    April 27, 2012

  • Jim

    I learned a ton, and met lots of awesome DB people. Great job Mike! Thanks especially to the Riak and Postgres guys for indulging all my questions!

    April 27, 2012

  • Angel R.

    Great Idea! I enjoyed it

    April 27, 2012

  • Michael R.

    Jim - Sorry that I didn't consider that beforehand. I don't think that I can pull something together in time. But I'll update if I can.

    April 25, 2012

  • Jim M.

    sounds interesting but do not have time to make it. Could you webnar?

    April 25, 2012

  • Dan L.

    Hey Bruce! I won't be here, but I'll see you in three weeks at PGCon. Enjoy.

    April 25, 2012

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