Many of us are battling a rising tide of data. In addition to the many exciting new open source projects emerging as contenders in the distributed storage space, there are ever more viable SaaS options to choose from. Everything from logs to business intelligence to storing user data has become a decision of tradeoffs. We know that storing the data is moderately trivial, but retrieving and understanding the data in order to provide real customer value and near real-time experience is challenging. Do we roll-our-own solutions with an exciting new technology or trust our data to services like AWS, Splunk, Joyent, Vertica, EngineYard, RightScale...or both? Come have a cocktail, meet some new people, and talk nerd with us.
* If you're working on something exciting and would like to share at happy hour, message me and I'll put together a list of people before the meetup so people can inquire over drinks.