Relational databases and NoSQL document stores are generally perceived to be at opposing extremes, with schemas and SQL receiving much of the blame for relational database scalability challenges. Akiban has taken a different approach with Akiban Server, a database which brings document stores and relational databases together. Developers get powerful document access and schema evolution capabilities alongside surprisingly powerful SQL.
In this presentation Ari will cover the architecture and operational ideas that underlie the Akiban Server. We have recently released the Early Developer Release of Akiban Server now available for download. For more information please visit our website.
About Ari Weil
Ari Weil is Director of Products for Akiban Technologies 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.
Akiban Technologies is sponsoring this meetup, providing food and drinks. http://www.akiban.com/
founded in 2007 by Gil Elbaz, co-founder of Applied Semantics (which launched ASI's AdSense product). Applied Semantics was acquired by Google in 2003. Gil has had a lifelong passion for organizing and structuring information, and building smart tools which can make better sense of data. To that end, he set out to develop an open data platform and community in an effort to maximize data accuracy, transparency, and availability. Fellow data lovers -- Tim Chklovski, chief scientist & founding engineer, Eva Ho, an ex-Googler, along with Bill Michels, former GM of Yahoo BOSS, have joined him in this ambitious project.
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