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In-Memory in Manhattan!

In-Memory in Manhattan!


Hi everyone! Apologies for the delay between meetups (we’ll be stepping-up the cadence in 2018). As for our next gathering, it’s scheduled for January 25 at 3 Columbus Circle (15th Floor), New York, NY 10019.

It’s a great spot overlooking Central Park. And we have two great talks, too – along with food, beverages and some cool raffle prizes. Our guest speakers for the evening are from Oracle and GridGain Systems. Admission, as always, is free! Thanks to our sponsor, GridGain Systems.

Please RSVP so we can ensure the proper amount of food and beverages are on-hand for everyone.

6 p.m. – networking, food, drinks (Build your own Taco Bar)
6:30 p.m. – Talk 1
7:15 p.m. – Talk 2
8 p.m. – Raffle winners announced – more networking
8:30 – p.m. End!

Our first speaker will be Oracle TimesTen Product Manager Doug Hood (@ScalableDBDoug), whose talk is titled, “Introducing Oracle Velocity Scale, a high-performance, scale out, shared nothing SQL In-Memory RDBMS."

Summary: Learn about Oracle TimesTen Velocity Scale, the world's fastest OLTP DB. Oracle TimesTen Velocity Scale In-Memory Database is a scale out, shared nothing RDBMS that is highly compatible with the Oracle DB.

Velocity Scale has SQL ACID transactions with persistence, high availability and supports the common Oracle interfaces:
SQL, PLSQL, JDBC, ODBC, OCI, R, Pro*C, SQL Developer, Python, Ruby, Go and PHP.

Some benchmark results will be shown along with demos for elastic scaling and automatic failover.

Our second speaker of the evening will be Akmal Chaudhri (@akmalchaudhri), GridGain’s technology evangelist. Akmal’s talk is titled, “Building consistent and highly available distributed systems with Apache Ignite and GridGain.”

Summary: It is well known that there is a tradeoff between data consistency and high availability. However, there are many applications that require very strong consistency guarantees, and making such applications highly available can be a significant challenge.

In this session, attendees will be given an overview of Apache Ignite and GridGain capabilities that allow the delivery of high availability, while not breaking data consistency. Specific guidelines will be presented on how to build such systems covering topics such as:

• In-memory backups.
• Data persistence.
• Data center replication.
• Full and incremental snapshots.

At the end of this session, attendees will have better understanding of how Apache Ignite and GridGain work, and how to use different features of these products to build applications that are both consistent and highly available.

Raffle prizes!

We'll be raffling off two items... (the first-place winner can choice either)

* First prize: CanaKit Raspberry Pi 3 Complete Starter Kit - Includes 32 GB Samsung EVO+
* Second prize: Alexa bundle: Echo Dot and Echo Buttons (an Alexa gadget) This meetup will be live-streamed and available for playback afterward via YouTube ( ).

• What to bring
Nothing required. But feel free to bring your laptops. We'll have access to free Wi-Fi

About the speakers:
Doug Hood, Oracle TimesTen Cloud Product Manager
"I now live in the Cloud, but I used to integrate with MVS, AS/400, Tuxedo, CORBA, SOAP, sockets and REST. I started using RDBMS with DEC Rdb/VMS and progressed to Oracle 5, 6, 7, 8i, 9i, 10g, 11g and 12c. I fell in love with Oracle TimesTen In-Memory Database as it is a really fast, simple and highly available RDBMS. I have worked as a consultant, developer and product manager at Oracle over the years. My technical interests are making things go fast [OCI, ODBC and PLSQL] and getting things to work together. I am a fan of Golang and I am looking for a good PowerPoint LLVM compiler. I am now focused on Oracle TimesTen Velocity Scale. Velocity Scale is a shared nothing, scale out, In-Memory RDBMS based on TimesTen." Email:

Akmal Chaudhri, PhD., GridGain’s Technology Evangelist. Akmal's role is to help build the global Apache Ignite community and raise awareness through presentations and technical writing. Akmal has over 25 years of experience in IT and has previously held roles as a developer, consultant, product strategist and technical trainer. He has worked for several blue-chip companies such as Reuters and IBM, and also the Big Data startups Hortonworks (Hadoop) and DataStax (Cassandra NoSQL Database).
3 Columbus Cir
3 Columbus Circle · New York, NY
How to find us

We'll be on the 15th floor in the "Columbus Circle Boardroom" overlooking Central Park

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