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Rise of the Distributed Databases
With the advent of distributed systems with such as Docker and Kubernetes, it was truly only a matter of time before our data solutions obtained the same structural needs. This talk will take a look at the history of databases, from relational databases like PostGres, to NoSQL solutions, to sharding, and truly distributed databases like With each step, this talk will highlight the advantages and disadvantages of each system with an eye toward security, sanity, and the future. Our featured speaker will be PJ Hagerty founder of, and we'll have members of the CrateDB team joining us as well. We'll meet on Wednesday, March 21st in 113A Davis Hall. Davis Hall is on White Rd, not far from the Bookstore. The Jarvis B lot is just across the road. No parking permit is required after 3PM. Continuing Sponsors are Engine Yard ( and Stark and Wayne ( We will continue our tradition of light refreshments at 7:00 with the presentation at 7:15. From 7:00 to 7:15 there will be an open floor for anyone to give a short talk on a loosely related topic that may be of interest to the group. This could be a lightning talk, an appeal for help from the group, or just to share something interesting.

UB North Campus, Davis Hall Room 113A

1 White Rd · Amherst, NY

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    BuffaloPHP is now the Buffalo Web Developers user group. My hope with this change is to bring more people from more varied backgrounds into the community and give them an opportunity to learn what the web dev community at large does to tackle the shared problems that might not be language specific. There will still be language-specific talks allowed so if you have a great talk on the Ruby framework you're working with, you want to give a talk on the gotchas of upgrading to the next PHP version, or you want to talk about the awesome new AWS product, all talks will be welcome.

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