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How to Utilize a Super-Stack: Storing & Searching with Riak, Redis, Solr & Spark

Free pizza, swag, beer, drinks & much more!

Alexander "Sasha" Sicular, Senior Solution Architect, Basho

A Database Month event:

In this session, we will walk you through the technology landscapes involved in utilizing the super-stack - from NoSQL databases to caching with Redis to analytics with Apache Spark. We will cover the nuanced complexities of real-world environments, from dual-writer inconsistencies to eventual consistency to cache re-indexing.

You will leave with both a logical and technological view of how to create a production-grade super-stack platform that leverages Riak KV as a scalable, distributed database, and integrates these toolsets in a way that runs smoothly from prototype to production.

We will use the example of a product-catalogue that begins with an RDBMS backend and grows in complexity as business requirements require them to do so. By the end of the session, you will learn about system architectures, the databases involved and how to weave together the technologies necessary for today's application super-stack.

Alexander "Sasha" Sicular, Senior Solution Architect, Basho
With over 16 years of experience in medical informatics at Columbia University, Alexander has worked to design and develop clinical information systems used to exceed challenges posed by regulatory compliance, operational efficiency, data quality and research. At Basho, Alexander works closely with customers who are looking to augment their traditional stack or build greenfield applications on Riak.

Pizza + 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 is posted to

    Enjoy :)

    September 21, 2015

  • HonYin K.

    I miss this. Is the presentation or slides available online?

    September 11, 2015

  • Alexander S.

    Hello everyone. Thanks so much for coming out on a rainy night. I hope people walked away with some ideas. We'll get the slide deck out shortly and in the meantime feel free check out basho on github or read the documentation at Also, say hi. I'm @siculars or siculars at

    4 · September 10, 2015

  • Jeff S.

    This is supposed to be a networking event. No? For the 3rd time, if you are a PM looking for an opportunity, please ping me.

    September 10, 2015

    • Mohammad C.

      Please send me your email and we can discuss it via email.

      1 · September 10, 2015

  • Justin C.

    I'm going to be a bit behind schedule due to the severe weather.

    September 10, 2015

  • Robert Van S.

    Is this meeting going to be streamed or taped and posted later?

    September 10, 2015

  • Trinadh B.


    If presentation starts at 6:40pm how long will it last? I don`t want to miss this meetup. However, I have few things to catch up with later on today.

    Also, do you record the seesion just in case?

    September 10, 2015

  • srikrishna

    Hi Eric . How are you doing ? Recently I had moved to Washington DC . Is there a way I can listen to your meetups if they are recorded ? Your meetups are the best with recent topics.

    September 10, 2015

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