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Architecting for the Cloud: Avoiding Database Disaster (+ shirts, swag, beer...)

Free shirts, swag, beer, drinks, candy & more!

Seth Proctor, Chief Technology Officer, NuoDB

A Database Month event

In this session, we will walk through the challenges and benefits of alternative database architectures - from sharding to running NoSQL to taking a chance on a distributed SQL architecture. We will highlight the trade-offs from these architectures (complexity vs. global accessibility, ACID compliance vs. scalability).We will also discuss in detail how the more common alternatives compare to a distributed SQL architecture and how such an architecture can:

• Handle rapid user growth by adding new servers on demand

• Provide high performance even in the face of heavy application usage

• Offer around-the-clock resiliency and uptime

• Provide easy and fast access across multiple geographies

• Deliver cloud-enabled apps in public, private, or hybrid cloud environments

Seth Proctor, Chief Technology Officer, NuoDB

Seth has 15+ years of experience in the research, design and implementation of scalable systems. That experience includes work on distributed computing, networks, security, languages, operating systems and databases all of which are integral to NuoDB. His particular focus is on how to make technology scale and how to make users scale effectively with their systems.

Prior to NuoDB Seth worked at Nokia on their private cloud architecture.

Before that he was at Sun Microsystems Laboratories and collaborated with several product groups and universities. His previous work includes contributions to the Java security framework, the Solaris operating system and several open source projects, in addition to the design of new distributed security and resource management systems. Seth developed new ways of looking at distributed transactions, caching, resource management and profiling in his contributions to Project Darkstar. Darkstar was a key effort at Sun which provided greater insights into how to distribute databases.

Seth holds eight patents for his cutting edge work across several technical disciplines. He has several additional patents awaiting approval related to achieving greater database efficiency and end-user agility.

Swag giveaway + junk-food/drinks at 6:30pm
Power-Networking at 6:35pm
Presentation starts at 6:40pm

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  • Eric David B.

    Video of the event in HD is posted to

    2 · May 4, 2015

  • Igor K.

    Thank you for the great presentation!

    1 · April 29, 2015

    • Fatoumata

      Hi igor can u send me the lesson if you was taking note because i miss the meetup thank u my email is [masked]

      April 30, 2015

  • Hakim F.

    Seth sincerely enjoyed the presentation. Provided a nice framework for understanding the Cloud.

    1 · April 29, 2015

  • A former member
    A former member

    Was the presentation recorded?

    April 29, 2015

  • Jim C.

    Great session last night! Seth was an awesome presenter. I don't have a lot of expertise in the database field, but Seth provided a great framework to understand how these applications will change as we transform to Cloud based infrastructure. Love the think of Cloud as Dial Tone analogy

    1 · April 29, 2015

  • Marc S.

    Great Meetup last night - excellent presentation by Seth Proctor - and of course really excited to have won the raffle! Thanks!

    3 · April 29, 2015

  • Fatoumata

    i am developer i am looking forward to improve my skill

    1 · April 16, 2015

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