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Redefining Fast Big Data with NoSQL and Flash SSDs

  • May 8, 2013 · 6:30 PM
  • AOL

Brian Bulkowski, Founder & CTO, Aerospike
Free beer, soda, desserts and swag!

A Database Month event:

2013 is the year of Fast Big Data. Unprecedented volumes of structured and unstructured data are being generated at high velocity via sensors, RFID chips, and Web / social / mobile interactions. Today's new generation of high value consumer-facing applications lies in real-time responses based on what users are doing now. Increasingly, the developers of these applications are turning to a combination of SSD storage and NoSQL databases to deliver highly relevant, high-value data and actionable insights in milliseconds.

Aerospike CTO and co-founder, Brian Bulkowski, will examine this emerging generation of fast big data applications, the demands these apps place on databases and data storage, and recent architectural developments in NoSQL database and SSD storage technologies to address these demands.

Brian Bulkowski, Founder & CTO, Aerospike

Brian Bulkowski, Founder and CTO of Aerospike Inc., leads development of the Aerospike flash-native NoSQL database and has developed the open source Aerospike Certification Tool, which enables companies to benchmark how well solid-state drives (SSDs) process database transactions.

Brian has 20-plus years experience designing, developing and tuning networking systems and high-performance Web-scale infrastructures. He founded Aerospike after learning first hand, the scaling limitations of sharded MySQL systems at Aggregate Knowledge. As director of performance at this media intelligence SaaS company, Brian led the team in building and operating a clustered recommendation engine.

Prior to Aggregate Knowledge, Brian was a founding member of the digital TV team at Navio Communications and chief architect of Cable Solutions at Liberate Technologies where he built the high-performance embedded networking stack and the Internet-scale broadcast server infrastructure. Before Liberate, Brian was a lead engineer at Novell, where he was responsible for the AppleTalk stack for Netware 3 and 4.

Swag giveaway at 6:30pm
Power-Networking at 6:40pm
Presentation starts at 6:45pm

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  • Ketan S.

    Eric where is the video of this?

    May 20, 2013

  • Vickens M

    Great event so many ppl to network and build with. Lets connect and cross promote.@VickensMoscova with my 50k followers

    May 9, 2013

  • Vietnhi P.

    And thanks for sparing us the pizza :)

    May 9, 2013

  • Vietnhi P.

    Presentation was pretty much to the point - I am sure that its relevance will bite me in the butt at some point in the near future :)

    May 8, 2013

  • david b.

    always great to see technical people who can communicate their messages so eloquently

    May 8, 2013

  • Gino T.

    Great presentation and great attendance.

    May 8, 2013

  • Brian P.

    Leading-edge technology presentation, for sure. The speaker was easy to understand, floated a number of interesting ideas around the topic, and demonstrated excellent understanding of the state of the art. In particular, given the subject (NoSQL + SSDs), his explanation of why shifting to SSD's doesn't simply represent a 3-4x speed improvement at the storage layer, but instead can be transformative, was hitting on all cylinders for me :-) Tight integration of hardware + software = awesome. Somewhat baffling that everybody isn't doing this already wrt SSDs, but it takes time. From what I saw, these guys are plausibly trailblazing.

    The presentation was relatively short, more of an overview than deep dive. I think it was almost exactly 1 hr, so good timing. Talk was preceded by 1/2 hr of random trivia, I didn't feel that was necessary but that's just IMHO.

    Some of the numbers thrown out could have used more of a frame of reference, but use cases vary. Overall, glad I went.

    May 8, 2013

  • Jose B.

    Good technical information.

    May 8, 2013

  • Louis

    Looking forward to learn more from this group...

    May 8, 2013

  • Raj

    Please count me in...

    May 7, 2013

  • Alim S. G.

    I was so looking forward to this, but can't make it any more. Please consider videoing and posting...

    May 7, 2013

  • Srini

    Curious to hear ssd vs hdd in datacenters for cloud based dbs.

    May 7, 2013

  • Patricio M.

    Looking fwd to attending

    May 6, 2013

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    April 21, 2013

  • Reg D.

    Can't wait!

    April 21, 2013

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