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🥂Stream Processing Double-Presentation + CAVIAR, Brie, COGNAC, Cheeses, Wine...
• Free CAVIAR & COGNAC, wine & drinks, brie & cheeses, tiramisu, delicious food, swag + win an Apple HomePod! • Simon Ritter, Deputy CTO, Azul Systems • Fuad Malikov, Co-Founder & VP of Tech Ops, Hazelcast • A Database Month event Come enjoy this very special Data-Geek Networking event and socialize in-real-life over wine, cognac, drinks and great food! ••• Faster Java Without Pauses For Stream Processing ••• by Simon Ritter The Java platform is perfect for addressing the needs of big data and stream processing and the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) provides many advantages for developing these types of applications. Managed memory, which results in garbage collection (GC) pauses that are both non-deterministic and potentially very long often results in traditional JVM deployments designed to alleviate these issues, not solve them. In this session, we will explain how the Zing JVM from Azul Systems solves the problem of GC as well as providing better overall performance by using the Falcon JIT compiler. Find out how applications running on Zing start fast, go faster and stay fast! ••• Easy and Fast Stream Processing ••• by Fuad Malikov In this session you will learn all about directed acyclic graph (DAG) and why it is so powerful for Big Data processing. We will walk you through the evolution of Big Data computing from sequential to DAG as well as other techniques such as SP/SC, Cooperative Multithreading, Data Locality, In-Memory sources and sinks, and WaitFree algorithms that power the third generation of Big Data processing. This presentation will also feature an introduction to Hazelcast JET, an Apache 2 licensed, DAG-based platform for in-memory streaming and fast batch processing that illustrates many of the techniques found in a third generation Big Data platform. We will walk you through coding common tasks in Java and then step it up to writing full-blown applications in less than a hundred lines of Java code, for applications such as Bitcoin, Twitter sentiment analysis and real-time monitoring of worldwide commercial aircraft. ••• Simon Ritter, Deputy CTO, Azul Systems ••• Simon has been in the IT business since 1984 and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from Brunel University in the U.K. Simon joined Sun Microsystems in 1996 and started working with Java technology from JDK 1.0; he has spent time working in both Java development and consultancy. Having moved to Oracle as part of the Sun acquisition, he managed the Java Evangelism team for the core Java platform, Java for client applications and embedded Java. Now at Azul, he continues to help people understand Java as well as Azul's JVM technologies and products. Simon has twice been awarded Java Rockstar status at JavaOne and is a Java Champion. He currently represents Azul on the JCP Executive Committee and on the Expert Group of Java SE 9, 10, 11 and 12. ••• Fuad Malikov, Co-founder and Vice President of Technical Operations, Hazelcast ••• Fuad Malikov is a co-founder of Hazelcast and serves as Vice President of Technical Operations. He is dedicated to make Hazelcast users and customers successful. He loves listening to unique customer use-cases and developing scalable solutions to them. Fuad is a frequent speaker at international conferences, as well as local user groups. His employment portfolio includes his time as an IT consultant to the telecommunications sector, an IT architect at IBM and a Java developer. • Swag giveaway + food/drinks at 6:30pm • Power-Networking at 6:35pm • Presentation starts at 6:40pm Help a foster-kid who is without parents and needs you - they have no one else - learn how at

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What we're about

The NYC NoSQL & NewSQL Group
(formerly known as The NYC MySQL Group)
is the world’s largest database Meetup!

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HD-Video of our previous events is regularly posted to our YouTube channel and published to the Database Month website

Learn amazing new data tech from technology creators, founders & tech execs CEO / CTO / CIO / VP.

All of our presentations are geared for a general-audience of people interested in database technologies; many events go into deep-tech but always include prerequisite knowledge so that all attendees (beginners to advanced) can expect to be able to grasp the concepts and leave much more knowledgeable.

SQL NYC is the world's largest database community on Meetup, focusing on NoSQL, NewSQL & Big Data.

Prior speakers have included:
- Creator of MySQL
- Both founders, CEO and CTO, of MongoDB
- Inventor of PHP
- Chief Technical Officer of the City of New York
- Founder of Microsoft Azure DocumentDB
- CEO of Couchbase
...and the list goes on...

About our SQL NYC community, written by Edward Oates:
(Ed Oates co-founded Oracle Corporation with Larry Ellison)

Data is at the center of our technological revolution: acquiring it, accessing it, searching it, analyzing it, and securing it. Nearly everything else we do is to provide a user friendly window for those activities.

Gathering to learn about data management and security is a vital activity to motivate the innovators who will sustain our technological progress and who will make the break through inventions that advance us by leaps rather than steps.

Database Month Festival (
To remain cutting-edge, we host the biannual Database Month ( festival, focusing on:


NoSQL including MongoDB, Couchbase, Aerospike, CouchDB, Redis, Riak, Cloudant

NewSQL such as NuoDB, VoltDB, MemSQL

MySQL forks & alternatives like Clustrix, MariaDB, Percona, Drizzle

Big data technologies like Hadoop, Cassandra, MarkLogic, HPCC

Did you know that Techie Youth ( is the ONE-AND-ONLY organization providing career-opportunities to severely-at-risk foster-youth in New York?

Techie Youth ( is a 501c3 not-for-profit charity of NYC that provides technology-education, followed by assistance beginning an IT-career, to at-risk youth in NYC & Long Island who are in foster-care and classified as being severely-at-risk of becoming homeless and/or incarcerated in the next 18-24 months.

These kids need YOU, they have nobody else. Please help them. Learn how at

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