Searching large databases with a billion+ objects; SQL Caching; The Fn project!

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Join us May 21 at 1740 Broadway in Manhattan for the next NYC In-Memory Computing Meetup. This free event is sponsored by GridGain Systems and Oracle. Pizza, cold beverages (3 great talks) and cool raffle prizes! The meetup will run from 5:45-8 p.m.

RSVP now to reserve your spot because space will be limited!

The talks
> Talk 1: "Searching large databases with a billion objects or more!" with George Williams [Director of Data Science and Chief Evangelist, Embedded AI at GSI Technology].
> Talk 2: "Low Latency SQL Caching Without Custom Code" with Doug Hood [Oracle TimesTen Scaleout evangelist].
> Talk 3: "Open Source Fn Serverless" with David Delabassee [Fn Project & Serverless DevRel @Oracle].

Talk details
>> Talk 1 (George): What do face recognition, visual e-commerce, and drug discovery have in common? These days they involve searching large databases with a billion objects or more. Unlike traditional database search, exact match to a query is not the goal. Instead similarity search is employed to retrieve the closest items. One way to scale similarity search is to use specialized hardware and I’ll talk about GSI Technology’s custom chip that accelerates large-scale similarity search.

GSI Technology designs, develops and markets a broad range of high performance memory products for networking, military, medical, automotive and other applications.

>> Talk 2 (Doug): Learn how an In-Memory Database can be used as a read/write cache to dramatically increase the performance of SQL statements.
See how this can be achieved using either SQL metadata or drag and drop.
See how these techniques are being used by airlines, payment processors and telecom companies.

>> Talk 3 (David) David's talk will provide a hands-on introduction to the Fn Project. Fn is an open source cloud-agnostic serverless functions (FaaS) platform that allows developers to run their own serverless infrastructure anywhere, even on their laptops. You will learn Fn's container-native approach (inc. BYOD, i.e. bring your own Dockerfile) and its polyglot nature (support for function developed in Go, Java, Python, Node, ...). We will also discuss more complex uses-cases that involves functions orchestration. And last but not least, we will look at some of the benefits GraalVM, an open-source high-performance universal VM, can bring to the serverless space.
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Be sure to register for our raffle, too! Do that in advance here:

Raffle prizes!
> 1st prize: Xbox One S 1TB Console
> 2nd prize: Portal from Facebook. Smart, Hands-Free Video Calling with Alexa Built-in
> 3rd prize: Mystery prize!