MarkLogic User Group London: Justin Makeig and Peter Rodgers

Summer is well and truly over now, so there's nothing for it but to have a MUGL meeting.  We've got two great speakers this time around: Justin Makeig of MarkLogic and Peter Rodgers of 1060 Research.  Justin is in London from California to speak at the NoSQL Search conference.  Peter will be visiting us from Bristol.

This MUGL will be at a different venue, because our usual was already booked up.  But we've found an alternative pub location that looks very promising.  This MUGL will be held November 21 at The Yorkshire Grey, at the corner of Gray's Inn Road and Theobalds Road, near Farringdon and Chancery Lane stations.

As usual, we'll start at 6:30 with free food and drink.  We have a function room to ourselves and a private bar.  Roll up, grab a pint and some nibbles and enjoy the good company.

Speaker: Justin Makeig, Director of Product Management at MarkLogic

Title: Data Governance for Regulated Industries Using Hadoop

Abstract: Securely and cost-effectively managing petabytes of data from siloed systems is both a threat and opportunity for banking, healthcare, and other organizations in highly regulated industries. Technology advancements and the changing economics of storage and compute have made it possible to leverage this data to do more far-reaching and sophisticated analysis. However, sweeping changes to privacy and transparency laws have heightened the importance of data governance.

In this session we will examine best practices around the use of Hadoop as part of a regulated data environment, including retention, provenance, privacy, and security. Drawn from production projects impacted by Dodd-Frank, FATCA, andHIPAA, we will illustrate architecture and governance policies across real-time operational and long-tail historical data.

Bio: Justin Makeig is a Director of Product Management at MarkLogic where he oversees the suite of applications, tools, and APIs built around MarkLogic’s enterprise NoSQL database. He manages the company’s Hadoop strategy along with front-end application development and administration tools. Justin has over 10 years of experience designing, developing, and bringing to market data-driven applications for start-ups and large organizations using web and Big Data technologies. He holds an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley.

Speaker: Peter Rodgers, Founder and CEO at 1060 Research

Title: Resource Oriented Computing: It's Resources All The Way Down

Abstract: In 1998 everyone and their dog was trying to create XML messaging standards.  The problem was that the 'X' in XML stands for 'extensible'.  The trouble there is that adding extensions to software makes it brittle over time, no matter how hard we try to avoid it.  Eventually we throw it away and start over.  So moving it forward to deal with the evolution of schemas becomes more and more difficult and expensive.

At HP Labs Peter Rodgers wanted to understand what it would take to fix the economics of XML software.  His research team started with the core concepts of the Web and, especially, resolving URIs.  They wound up opening a doorway to a whole new world - Resource Oriented Computing.   ROC is an approach to software that lets solutions evolve, adapt to change and scale on demand.  Exactly as the Web does.  Nearly 15 years later, with an industry hardened platform (NetKernel), the software industry is adopting the principles of REST and is now ready to explore what lies beyond...

In this talk Peter will introduce the basics of ROC and show its application to composing software systems in general and working with XML in particular.  The emphasis will be on composing scalable middleware that further leverages the capabilities of MarkLogic.

Bio: Peter Rodgers is CEO and co-founder of 1060 Research and a co-creator of NetKernel. At HP he held a number of positions including senior research scientist and senior strategist to HP's mobile computing division. In 1999 Peter founded and headed HP's XML research programme, where his work led to the development of ROC.  He holds a first class BSc in Physics from St. Andrews University and a PhD in solid-state Quantum Mechanics from the University of Nottingham.

This MUGL promises to be action packed, with plenty of new ideas to think about.

See you all there.

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