Database Meets Solid State, a Silicon Valley based community group, provides a meeting point for people interested in the intersection of flash memory and database acceleration. Use cases include: Cloud computing, Big Data, Virtualization, and Analytics. Our mission: Bring together people interested in learning, presenting, and networking with others about improving their database performance and how solid state storage makes that happen. Host for our first meeting is Skyera. We plan to have regularly scheduled events and tech talks. Keywords: Application Acceleration, Solid State Drive, Flash Memory, Data Storage, Storage IO, Object Storage, Software Defined Storage, SSDs, Database Accelerator, Cloud computing, Big Data, Virtualization, Data Analytics, In-Memory Computing.