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 Ori 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.
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.
6:30 - 7:00 -- Doors open/general socializing & food provided by Percona
7:00 - 7:15 -- Intro/announcements
7:15 - 8:15(ish) -- Main presentation
Q&A 8:15 - 9:00 -- General discussion/Q&A/networking/etc.
10:00ish -- post-event socializing... aka beers someplace nearby
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