DevOps & NoSQL

This is a past event

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Did the appearance of NoSQL influence DevOps? Or was it viceversa?

What’s sure is that NoSQL technologies are both used by many DevOps-friendly tools (e.g. Elasticsearch in ELK) and the target of much automation when they are part of distributed systems that need automation and management.

This meetup is for those who have scars to show they know what they talk about and for those who are just now dipping their toes in NoSQL-land and wonder how it changes their daily job as “DevOps people”.

As usual, we've lined up some great speakers, a great venue thanks to our host NET-A-PORTER, and free beer/pizza afterwards to meet and discuss.

Please note: This meetup venue is limited to 150 attendees, so while the RSVP is larger (as we always have dropouts who don't update their RSVP) it will be first come first served at the door if we end up being overcapacity so make sure you keep your RSVP up to date to ensure others don't miss out!


6:30pm: Arrive
7-8pm-ish: Talks
8-9pm: Beers and Pizza
9pm onwards: Local pub


Talk 1: A Cassandra and NoSQL talk through the eyes of a DevOpser (Joel Jacobson from DataStax)

This sessions covers diagnosing and solving common problems encountered in production, using performance profiling tools. We’ll also give a crash course to basic JVM garbage collection tuning. Attendees will leave with a better understanding of what they should look for when they encounter problems with their in-production Cassandra cluster.

Talk 2: From dev to production: running Couchbase (Matthew Revell from Couchbase Inc.)

Couchbase Server is a distributed document database built using Erlang, C and Go. In this talk Matthew will look at what you need to know to run Couchbase Server whether in development or in a large-scale production cluster.

Talk 3: Using Puppet to setup and manage your Elasticsearch Prod/QA/Dev/Testing/Staging clusters (Richard Pijnenburg from Elastic Co.)

Bring control to your development team by making it easier to maintain templates and scripts across your nodes.

Talk 4: Automate production-ready MongoDB deployments in the Cloud and more (James Tan from MongoDB, Inc.)

Getting from dev to a robust, performant, and scalable production environment takes a fair bit of work. Doing this manually is time-consuming and error-prone, so let's look at the various ways to automate this with Vagrant + Chef, as well as MMS Automation (free up to 8 servers).

Talk 5: NoSQL for Product Recommendations (Viru Doshi from Net-A-Porter)

A talk about how Net-A-Porter have used NoSQL to create a Product Recommendation service based on visual similarity.