Renormalize - When SQL Meets Documents

For our first meetup, I was hoping to do an intro to Symfony2, but I got an invitation from the organizer of the GTA PHP meetup group to join in on one of their events. Since it is probably an interesting topic for us Symfonists, I figured I would schedule it.

Here is the description as posted on their meetup page:

NoSQL document stores are generally considered at the opposing extreme to relational databases. Schema and SQL are perceived to be at the core of the problem. Akiban Server is an open source database that 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 underline the Akiban Server.

Speaker Bio:
Ori Herrnstadt is the founder and CTO of Akiban. He has been involved in developing large scale operational database systems since his days in the Israeli Military. After experiencing similar problems of large-scale operational systems in healthcare, ERP, CRM and modern web applications, he began developing the Orthogonal Architecture. In 2009, he founded Akiban Technologies to accelerate the development of this technology.

Food & Swag: We'll be sponsoring an outing after the meetup and we'd love for you to join! We will also be providing Akiban swag (USB drives, coffee mugs, t-shirts..etc). Our meetup groups are always a lot of fun with lively conversation throughout, we hope to see you there!

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  • Peter M.

    The Akiban database engine seems really cool and if it does what Ori claims, it should speed up a great many SQL databases to a large extent. The speaker was great and very knowledgeable.

    May 2, 2012

  • Peter M.

    We may still be around the Marketcrashers office at 9. Afterwards, we usually hit a bar called Ciros at Bloor/Lansdowne after the meetup. Since the outing is "sponsored" there may be a different venue, but I doubt it. If you send me a private message, I can give you my cell number and you can call me on the way to see where we are at.

    April 25, 2012

  • Glenn G.

    I wish I could make it but Tuesdays don't work for me unless it's after 9pm. If things are still going strongt, let me know and I'll catch up.

    April 25, 2012

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