Couchbase Taking Flight how Orbitz reduced costs & headaches +BEER & Helicopters

Free beer, chips, SWAG, snacks, nuts, soda & junk food + a BUNCH of remote control HELICOPTERS will be given away!

Presented by
Sharon Barr, Vice President of Engineering for Couchbase

A Database Month event:
www.DatabaseMonth.com/database/couchbase-nosql

A leading travel website that books hotels, flights, and car rentals is one of the most active sites in its market, logging 1.5 million flight searches and 1 million hotel searches on an average day. Facing scalability and performance challenges with its relational database, as well as soaring costs and reliability issues with its caching layer, this well-known company turned to Couchbase open source NoSQL technology. This session discusses how they replaced their enterprise software stack and now use Couchbase Server extensively across their site to achieve astronomical results in terms of scalability, reliability, performance, and cost savings.

Sharon Barr, Vice President of Engineering for Couchbase

Sharon Barr, Vice President of Engineering for Couchbase, has more than 15 years of experience developing infrastructure software and leading software development teams, having built and managed world-class engineering teams at large companies and start-ups alike.

Sharon joined Couchbase from Yahoo, where he was director of engineering, responsible for the development of Yahoo's Real Time Targeting platform, which processes billions of events daily.

Prior to Yahoo, he led the server development team at AppStream, a provider of on-demand software distribution and virtualization (acquired by Symantec). Before AppStream, Sharon drove engineering efforts at early stage start-ups in the areas of messaging and CTI. Sharon holds a degree in Computer Science from Tel Aviv University and an MBA from San Jose State University.

Swag giveaway at 6:30pm
Power-Networking at 6:35pm
Presentation starts at 6:45pm

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  • glenn w.

    In general how does python programming tie in ?

    May 1, 2013

  • Sharon B.

    Some of you asked me when are we going to release Couchbase 2.0.

    Well, the day has arrived. it's today!

    Download it from http://www.couchbase.com/­

    btw, thanks everyone for showing up, i had a lot of fun talking and meeting with many of you.

    December 12, 2012

  • Eric David B.

    Event video has been published at http://www.DatabaseMonth.com/da...­

    December 10, 2012

    • Michoel J.

      Having issue viewing it on my android, is the video posted anywhere else?

      December 11, 2012

  • Alexander L.

    Hi everyone,

    Is there an audio or video recording of this session?

    November 29, 2012

  • Umit D. S.

    I thought Orbitz example was excellent and provided deep insight about NoSQL world and Couchbase as a DB platform. Also thank you to Eric for moderating the talk and pivotallabs for hosting the event. I look forward to the next meetup talk!

    November 29, 2012

  • Yudi

    Great

    November 28, 2012

  • Richard L.

    Good information and great hospitality

    November 28, 2012

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