Rabi, I didn't speak from slides, but the slides from my schema presentation at HBaseCon 2012 are here:
For this session, Dave Wang's summary on the dev list got most of my points. Essentially, I'm asking whether stronger schema support directly in HBase would help anybody, and the reaction is mixed.
0 · June 17, 2012
+ Ian Varley on Schema Modeling
+ Jean-Daniel Cryans on HBase block cache and other esoterics
+ Elliott Clark on new metrics and UI improvements in trunk
+ Eugene Koontz on coming UI additions
+ Andrew Purtell on why he hearts BigTop HBasing
+ Marshall Pierce on Benchpress, a new loading tool
+ Open discussion: Snapshots, Coming releases, etc.
All talks will be short, ten minutes or so.
0 · June 14, 2012