The Buffalo PHP User Group Monthly Meetup

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It's a joint PHP+Ruby meetup!

Akiban will be in town to talk about their Table Grouping solution.


SQL or NoSQL? Why Choose?

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 is a new class of database that manages structured and semi-structured data as one, eliminating the data complexity challenges inherent in modern applications.  Developers get powerful document access and schema evolution capabilities alongside surprisingly powerful SQL.

In this presentation, Ari Weil 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.

Ari will also demonstrate the initial work that has been done to integrate Akiban with Doctrine’s Database Abstraction Layer.

Before the Meetup
Akiban invites you to download Akiban Developer Edition prior to the meetup. Details can be found on the Akiban website.

About Ari Weil
Ari is Director of Products at Akiban and covers markets, projects and product direction. Prior to Akiban, Ari worked as product manager for Quest Software's application and database performance management products. He has a Bachelor's from The Ohio State University.

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