Shashank Tiwari, author of the upcoming book Professional NoSQL from Wiley, will be presenting a 4-part series on NoSQL. This is the perfect occasion to get up to speed on data storage architectures, so you can choose the right database for your application.
Part 1: Getting friendly with document databases -- will cover MongoDB and CouchDB
Part 2: Nothing beats a distributed hash -- will cover memcached and redis
Part 3: HBase beyond the "Hello World!" -- will cover details about HBase structure, indexes, queries and access mechanisms
Part 4: Eventually it's consistent -- will cover Riak and Voldemort
We will have gourmet pizza, veggies, and dessert in large supply. :-)