Infinispan, Data Grids and Cloud Storage

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Manik Surtani will present "Infinspan, Data Grids and Cloud Storage" - A use-case driven talk on Infinispan, an LGPL licensed data grid platform for use as a distributed data cache, low-latency in-memory object database and cloud-ready datastore. This talk will focus on several popular usage patterns, explaining how these usage patterns work their way into common software designs we see today, and how the use of a data grid can bring benefits. For each pattern, specific details on setting up and tuning Infinispan to serve such a purpose will be discussed. The format will include a presentation and some sample code.

Who should attend:

Java Developers JBoss enthusiasts Technical Architects Technically savvy CTOs Agenda:

18:00: Doors Open, networking
18:30: A series of lightning talks from JBoss User Group and London Java Community members
19:00: Main presentation - Manik Surtani - Infinspan, Data Grids and Cloud Storage
20:30: Networking


Manik Surtani is a core R&D engineer at JBoss, a division of Red Hat. He is the founder of the Infinispan project, which he currently leads. He is also the spec lead of JSR 347 (Data Grids for the Java Platform), and represents Red Hat on the Expert Group of JSR 107 (Temporary caching for Java). His interests lie in cloud and distributed computing, autonomous systems and highly available computing. He has a background in artificial intelligence and neural networks, a field he left behind when he moved from academic circles to the commercial world. Since then, he's been working with Java-related technologies, first for a startup focusing on knowledge management and information exchange, and later for a large London-based consultancy as a tech lead focused on e-commerce applications on large Java EE and peer-to-peer technology. Surtani is a strong proponent of open source development methodologies, ethos, and collaborative processes, and has been involved in open source since his first forays into computing.

Lightning Talks

We are looking for members who want to get involved and do 5 minutes lightning talks on JBoss. It’s a great opportunity to briefly present your thoughts on interesting topics about JBoss with no pressure of preparing the long presentation, powerpoint slides etc. Tell us your story, share your ideas and give the rest of the JBUG members some inspiration, or at least the topic for further discussion during the networking break.

If you are interested, please write up a short description of your talk and send it to us using 'Contact Us' option on meetup. Any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us!


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Nearest Coffee Shop: Sun Coffee Shop, 55-63 Goswell Road, London, EC1V 7EN for if you arrive early
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