Why NoSQL? Why Riak?

Justin Sheehy, CTO, Basho Technologies (creators/developers of Riak)
Free beer, pizza + swag!

A Database Month event:
www.DatabaseMonth.com/database/basho-riak

The past few years have been exciting ones for the database and distributed systems communities. Justin will explain what all of this "NoSQL" stuff is really about, and then he will introduce Riak. Riak is a scalable, available open source database. We will learn about what makes Riak special, when and why to choose it, and how it has worked in a few concrete production use cases.

Justin Sheehy, CTO, Basho Technologies (creators/developers of Riak)

As Chief Technology Officer, Justin Sheehy directs Basho's technical strategy, roadmap, and new research into storage and distributed systems. Justin came to Basho from the MITRE Corporation, where, as a Principal Scientist, he managed large research projects for the U.S. Intelligence Community including such efforts as high assurance platforms, automated defensive cyber response, and cryptographic protocol analysis. He was central to MITRE's development of research for mission assurance against sophisticated threats, the flagship program of which successfully proposed and created methods for building resilient networks of web services.

Before working for MITRE, Justin worked at a series of technology companies including five years at Akamai Technologies, where he was a Senior Architect for systems infrastructure, giving Justin a broad as well as deep background in distributed systems. Justin was a key contributor to the technology that enabled fast growth of Akamai's networks and services while allowing support costs to stay low. Justin performed both undergraduate and postgraduate studies in Computer Science at Northeastern University.

Swag giveaway at 7:00pm
Power-Networking at 7:10pm
Presentation starts at 7:15pm

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A Database Month event:
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  • Dan K.

    I will need Dropbox names or email addresses to share audio. Xzavier thanks for pointing me to this service. I was pretty far back so you'll have to raise the volume.

    June 2, 2013

    • Rolan

      Dan, if you put the audio files in the Public folder of your Dropbox, just right click on it "Copy Public Link" and paste the link here, we can all access it. Thanks!

      1 · June 7, 2013

  • Eric David B.

    2 · June 7, 2013

  • xzavier

    Hi Dan, I was unable to attend. I would love to get a copy of the audio. Dropbox perhaps? :-)

    June 2, 2013

  • Dan K.

    I have an audio recording of this meetup. File size is 31 megs. Anyone know how I can share it?

    June 2, 2013

  • Chandra S.

    I second Ben - this talk is getting some rave reviews and I'd like to find out all about it.

    May 30, 2013

  • Ben F.

    Is there a way to get the presentation? I couldn't attend because of work but would love to see Justin's presentation??

    1 · May 30, 2013

  • Gary P.

    I thought the presentation was excellent. The presentation was well organized, and talked about the tradeoffs both within the technology, and in selecting the technology.

    May 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very engaging and thought provoking speaker. Glad I made the time to attend.

    1 · May 29, 2013

  • Matt P.

    Excellent talk, speaker

    May 29, 2013

  • Srini

    Great learning experience and I learnt a lot from the smart people who attended

    May 28, 2013

  • Zachary

    Great perspective on cluster dynamics

    May 28, 2013

  • Fred L.

    Excellent presentation!! Thanks, Eric, for hosting talks about different database flavors and trade-offs at MySQL meetup.

    1 · May 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Work runs over

    May 28, 2013

  • vadim l.

    RSVP for press

    May 28, 2013

  • Martin G.

    Thanks for the Invite. Sorry I can't make it

    May 28, 2013

  • Don Y.

    Excited for this!

    May 27, 2013

  • Zachary

    Would be good to know more about riak

    May 24, 2013

  • Don H.

    I have a prior commitment.
    Do have a good event.

    May 24, 2013

  • Larry L.

    +1 guest

    April 30, 2013

  • Bill M.

    April 30, 2013

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