Let's kick start the first Riak silicon valley meetup event. The topic will be - "From Relational to NoSQL-Riak " followed by Apollo group's usage of Riak.
Pavan Venkatesh, Technical Evangelist at Basho Technologies will talk about
1. Issues and pain points of relational architecture
2. Riak overview and how it addresses these pain points
3. In-depth Riak architecture and its core capability
4. Usecases and Riak's sweet spot
5. Riak EDS and Riak CS
Sajith Kizhakkiniyil , Software Infrastructure and Backend Architecture Support at Apollo group will share details on why they deployed Riak and how they are using it in production.
Pavan has broad experience in the open-source database environment. Before joining Basho, he ran the product team at Schooner Information Technology that was successfully acquired by SanDisk. Prior to Schooner, Pavan was part of the technical sales consulting team for MySQL-Sun-Oracle for over three years. He has helped many clients successfully implement MySQL and MySQL Cluster for high availability use cases. Pavan holds an M.S. in computer science from Syracuse University and a B.E. in electrical and electronics from National Institute of Engineering, India.
There'll be pizzas and drinks along with riak cool swag.