• 😀 PrestoCon 2021 » Presto, Big Data Distributed SQL Query Engine + win prizes!

    REGISTER NOW to attend PrestoCon, the FREE virtual conference about Presto, the Distributed SQL Query Engine for Big Data. Industry-leading companies will share use cases and best practices around Presto, and discuss how the open source platform can be deployed on-premises or in the cloud.

    The PrestoCon speaker line up is awesome and includes presentations from Presto-users such as Twitter, Meta, Databricks, Uber and more!

    Everyone who registers will be entered for a chance to win a selection of great prizes, so sign up now to join in the fun and learn from expert Presto users!

    Register now at: https://events.linuxfoundation.org/prestocon/register/

    IMPORTANT - you must register at the link above to attend, Meetup RSVP alone will not grant you access.

  • 🦑 ArgoCon '21 Conference 🐙 FREE for our Meetup members!

    Online event

    ArgoCon ’21 is a one-day event that brings together the leaders behind the Argo movement.

    The brightest minds in the industry will share Argo best practices across 20+ sessions such as:
    - Adobe: Argo-based service delivery for multi-tenant, multi region clusters at Adobe
    - Salesforce: How Scalable is Argo-Rollouts: A Cloud Operator’s Perspective
    - Red Hat: Argo CD and Stateful Applications - Tips and Tricks!
    - Splunk: Cloud-native CI/CD via ArgoCD and Workflows in Multi-Region & Multi-cell environments

    You will also have the chance to network with engineers and leaders implementing Argo Workflows, Events, CD and Rollouts in their own teams.

    Register NOW before space fills up at https://www.techstrongevents.com/argocon21/1678035?ref=NYCNoSQLNewsletters

    IMPORTANT: you must register at the link above to attend, Meetup RSVP alone will not grant you access.

  • 🌊 What is a Streaming SQL Database? Learn How to Use SQL Streaming Databases

    ❗VIRTUAL-EVENT❗ We will give away a whole bunch of free T-Shirts at this virtual-event!

    ► Presented by Frank McSherry, Co-Founder & Chief Scientist, Materialize

    REQUIRED to attend ► register now while there is still space:
    http://rsvp.DBMonth.com

    Streaming SQL databases can simplify how organizations work with streaming data sources like Apache Kafka. A complete SQL streaming database provides the powerful offering to developers of asking questions about streaming data, and then getting correct answers with millisecond latency, even when the underlying data changes rapidly - commonly called incremental view maintenance.

    Data engineers build applications in streaming SQL databases using ANSI-standard SQL, so there is no need to develop custom code which significantly reduces costs and time-to-market.

    In this presentation, Materialize Chief Scientist Frank McSherry will review the architectural details that distinguish how streaming SQL databases differ from traditional systems, demonstrate streaming data exploration using standard SQL, and showcase interactive, incrementally-maintained queries over continually-changing data sets. Materialize is based on Timely Dataflow and Differential Dataflow, providing a complete streaming SQL database solution with support for complex, multi-way JOINs on streaming data.

    ► Frank McSherry, Co-Founder & Chief Scientist, Materialize ◄

    Frank McSherry is co-founder and Chief Scientist at Materialize (http://www.materialize.io)

    Prior to starting Materialize, Frank co-invented Differential Privacy and led the Naiad project. Frank is the primary author of Timely Dataflow and Differential Dataflow, the two open source projects that power Materialize.

    Frank previously worked at Microsoft Research Silicon Valley, and holds a Ph.D in Computer Science from the University of Washington.

    Register now while there is still space:
    http://rsvp.DBMonth.com

    • Virtual Power-Networking at 6:30pm
    • Freebie swag giveaway at 6:35pm
    • Presentation starts at 6:40pm

    • A Database Month event
    http://www.DBMonth.com/database/streaming-sql

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  • Couchbase Connect.Online FREE-Conference: NoSQL Crash-Course, Live Chat & Prizes

    ➼ FREE Online NoSQL Conference!
    ➼ WIN PRIZES: https://connect.couchbase.com/challenges

    Come to this free virtual conference for developers! Couchbase Connect.ONLINE is a crash course on everything NoSQL and a great way to hone your application development skills. 60+ deep-dive NoSQL sessions!

    ➼ Register NOW for free at
    https://info.couchbase.com/Connect.Online2020.html

    Choose from many technical sessions led by Couchbase and community members, covering topics including:
    ⦿ full-text search
    ⦿ eventing
    ⦿ analytics
    ⦿ N1QL query
    ⦿ indexing
    ⦿ mobile and edge computing
    ⦿ Kubernetes and Autonomous Operator
    ⦿ SDKs
    ⦿ integration
    ⦿ ecosystem tools
    ⦿ PLUS: the new Couchbase Cloud

    You will also hear the latest Couchbase product announcements and have access to "office hours" with Couchbase engineers and experts.

    PRIZES + LOTS OF FUN: completed challenges in the Connect virtual hub to earn points towards cool prizes, including submitting code bugs, participating in forums and more. Meetup group members get an extra 500 points!

    ➼ RSVP NOW:
    https://info.couchbase.com/Connect.Online2020.html

    Looking forward to seeing you at Connect.ONLINE!

  • ❗VIRTUAL-EVENT❗ Postgres Data Recovery Tools: How to Get Back What You Deleted

    ► Lots of free swag giveaways plus one lucky winner will win a raffle prize!
    ► VIRTUAL EVENT! Participate from home!
    ► Martin Marques, Head of Support Operations, 2ndQuadrant

    REQUIRED to attend -> register on Zoom now while there is still space:
    https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0kcO2oqzorH9SPhb4F1L8kxdv0hOfwMct0

    Have you ever accidentally deleted important data? Imagine a junior, or even not-so-junior, DBA drops an important table from what he thought was the development server, but was actually the production environment! Perhaps there is a code-bug that keeps chewing your data down the drain.

    If you did your homework then you do not have to worry (or at least not worry too much.)

    This presentation will teach you about the disaster recovery options available with Postgres. We will cover solutions from delayed replicas to Point-In-Time Recovery, showing different ways to recover to specific instances.

    We will go over several disaster scenarios and see how backup and recover tools like 'barman' can help get your business back up and running.

    ► Martin Marques, Head of Support Operations, 2ndQuadrant ◄
    Martin Marques is the head of support operations for 2ndQuadrant (https://www.2ndquadrant.com) and has been working there for 7-years, originally starting as a senior support engineer.

    Martin started in the late-1990s as a System Administrator, and has been working as a DBA since 2000, mostly with PostgreSQL. Open Source Software has always excited him :)

    Martin is actively involved in the local PostgreSQL community and has delivered PostgreSQL training courses for several governmental agencies in Argentina that were adopting PostgreSQL.

    Register on Zoom NOW to be able to attend:
    https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0kcO2oqzorH9SPhb4F1L8kxdv0hOfwMct0

    • Virtual Power-Networking at 6:30pm
    • Freebie swag giveaway at 6:35pm
    • Presentation starts at 6:40pm

    • A Database Month event
    http://www.DBMonth.com/database/postgres-recovery

    •••► Please help foster kids without parents learn to be financially-independent IT professionals - learn how now at https://www.TechieYouth.org

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  • 🔒 Data Warehousing as Code: Secrets to Using SQL to Build Your DW in Minutes 🔒

    ➼ VIRTUAL EVENT! Participate from anywhere!
    ➼ Lots of gift card giveaways + WIN: Beats Solo Pro Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones!

    REQUIRED to attend -> register on Zoom now while there is still space:
    https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0qduGvrTwuEtwn4W0mn5FZlU7JF3O2QJek

    Presented by:
    • Nikita Ogievetsky, Head of Applications & Solutions Engineering, Xcalar
    • Karun Bakshi, Vice President of Product Marketing, Xcalar
    • Josh Dev, Product Engineer, Xcalar

    Tired of spending ages building and developing data warehouses? Join in this session to learn how you can build a software-defined data warehouse with code in just minutes!

    Using the industry's first IDE for building "DW as Code", developers can now create DWs and data applications using their entire datasets with visual imperative programming and eager execution.

    We will explore how to develop, test and operationalize a DW using SQL and Python.

    In this action-packed event, you will discover the power of algorithms in defining transactional marts and subsume antiquated DDL/DML processes that require difficult third party tools that are challenging to maintain in production systems, and consume high cloud costs while providing limited control over SLAs.

    Join us and you will learn how to increase your developer productivity with SQL and Python, and put your ML models into production pipelines to classify, infer, score and predict.

    Modern workloads require an ultramodern approach to solving problems and creating high business value. In this presentation we will explore the DW-as-Code paradigm that empowers developers to build flexible and programmatic data apps and warehouses.

    ► Nikita Ogievetsky, Head of Applications & Solutions Engineering, Xcalar ◄
    Nikita specializes in delivering complex analytics solutions for Fortune 100 companies, with a primary focus on SQL and the Financial Services sector.

    In addition to earning advanced degrees in physics and maths, Nikita has over two decades of experience in both leading and building advanced analytics systems at Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan and many other reputable firms.

    ► Karun Bakshi, Vice President of Product Marketing, Xcalar ◄
    Karun has held engineering, product management and product marketing leadership roles across various companies including Lockheed Martin, Oracle, Microsoft and Pivotal. He holds a masters in Computer Science from MIT and an MBA from UC Berkeley.

    ► Josh Dev, Product Engineer, Xcalar ◄
    Josh is a product engineer with a background in software engineering and product development. Before joining Xcalar, he has worked in financial services and SaaS companies building solutions in the data analytics space.

    Register on Zoom NOW to be able to attend:
    https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0qduGvrTwuEtwn4W0mn5FZlU7JF3O2QJek

    • Virtual Power-Networking at 6:30pm
    • Freebie swag giveaway at 6:35pm
    • Presentation starts at 6:40pm

    • A Database Month event
    http://www.DBMonth.com/database/data-warehousing

    •••► You can help a foster child learn to be a financially-independent IT professional - learn how now at https://www.TechieYouth.org

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  • 🤯 Semantic SQL: How to Leverage SQL Superpowers with a SQL Knowledge Graph 🧠📊

    ► VIRTUAL EVENT! Participate from home!

    ► Lots of free swag giveaways PLUS win the all-new Fire HD 8 tablet!

    ► Dan Weitzner, VP R&D and Co-Founder, Timbr.ai

    RSVP now at
    https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAucO6hrjwsE9xPqvQ1p1GS3p6gzqD4t1F1

    The knowledge revolution has reached the SQL world, and it will change it forever!

    Join us at this action-packed event where you will learn all about semantic SQL knowledge graphs, why they will change the SQL world forever, and how data-sector professionals like you can benefit from it.

    Big data is complex! It has variety and is difficult to manage, so organizations typically only use a fraction of the data that they store. Throughout typical enterprises there are many thousands of tables that need to be connected to each other in order to derive meaningful insights using ever more complex analytics. Representing the connected world by describing relationships and their contextual information makes everything better, especially when machines need to understand each other by agreeing on the common meanings of the data that they store. It is also enormously helpful when utilizing artificial intelligence to make use of big data, to develop deep learning algorithms, train machine learning models and make other innovative uses of your data.

    With relational databases and SQL it is a challenge to represent and derive knowledge from tables, columns and rows. Besides the complexities of union and join statements on SQL queries, you cannot easily visualize and explore tables and columns as connected data. In addition, there is no such thing in SQL as an abstract concept to represent a common meaning of columns in separate tables or databases.

    The semantic SQL revolution has arrived and makes everything better, enabling relational databases to represent actual knowledge using SQL Knowledge Graphs.

    Join us in this event to learn:
    - How any SQL-fluent professional can implement a SQL Knowledge Graph in a short time directly on top of an existing database without needing to add infrastructure, move data or do ETL operations
    - How SQL query length gets reduced by up to 90% by utilizing semantics
    - How to query hundreds of tables at once in standard SQL without union or join statements
    - How you can empower analysts by seamlessly connecting SQL Knowledge Graphs to any BI tool

    PLUS: we will also include hands-on demos of real-life use cases where you can see for yourself the power of visualizing and exploring relational data as connected data in a graph.

    ►►► Dan Weitzner, VP R&D and Co-Founder, Timbr.ai (http://timbr.ai) ◄◄◄
    Dan co-founded and leads the software development team at Timbr.ai. He has been developing software and database infrastructure for over 10 years.

    Together with his co-founders and development team at Timbr.ai, Dan helped to develop a breakthrough technology that empowers any database with reasoning capabilities and brings knowledge graphs to the masses.

    Dan has extensive experience as a full-stack software developer and leader of cross-functional teams. He is a graduate of the Data Scientist program at the Technion-Israel's Institute of Technology and earned his B.Sc. Computer Science at FAU.

    RSVP NOW at
    https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAucO6hrjwsE9xPqvQ1p1GS3p6gzqD4t1F1

    • Virtual Power-Networking at 6:30pm
    • Freebie swag giveaway at 6:35pm
    • Presentation starts at 6:40pm

    • A Database Month event
    http://www.DBMonth.com/database/timbr-ai

    •••► Please help foster kids without parents learn to be financially-independent IT professionals - learn how now at https://www.TechieYouth.org

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  • EVENT POSTPONED DUE TO Covid-19 PRECAUTIONS

    CANCELLED due to Covid-19 precautions

    ► Free beer, pizza and fun free-swag!

    ► Arjuna Chala, Sr. Director Technology Innovation, LexisNexis HPCC Systems

    ► Bahar Fardanian, Technology Evangelist, LexisNexis HPCC Systems

    RSVP NOW at https://www.facebook.com/events/1120398848302605/

    Do you remember the time when Kobe Bryant dislocated his finger, popped it back in and continued playing? Do you remember when Michael Jordon played the championship finals with the flu? Well, those days are history and when modern athletes mistreat their bodies they require "load management" to recover.

    The Athlete360 project is a collaboration between HPCC Systems (https://hpccsystems.com) and North Carolina State University to use data analytics to help the coaches at NC State understand the ways in which each athlete differs and, as such, requires different load management strategies. The initiative's goal is to gain peak performance from training while preventing injuries.

    At this action-packed event we will discuss how we have leveraged data lakes, advanced analytics and machine learning for the Athlete360 project.

    Some of the concepts that we will discuss include:
    • Why to choose a data lake instead of a database
    • The workflow of data ingest to data analytics
    • Predictive analysis using artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML)
    • Design and architecture strategies for working with performance data

    ► You may bring your laptop or tablet if you wish to explore these topics interactively. ◄

    RSVP NOW: https://www.facebook.com/events/1120398848302605/

    ►►► Arjuna Chala, Sr. Director Technology Innovation, LexisNexis HPCC Systems ◄◄◄
    Arjuna Chala is Sr. Director Technology Innovation for the HPCC Systems platform at LexisNexis Risk Solutions. With nearly 20 years of experience in software design, Arjuna leads the development of next generation big data capabilities including creating tools around exploratory data analysis, data streaming and business intelligence. Arjuna strives to understanding new technologies and bring innovative applications and design to the HPCC System platform.

    Dedicated to development excellence, Arjuna served as a key member of the team to bring the HPCC Systems platform to the open source community. In his work with HPCC Systems community leaders and system integrator partners, Arjuna's efforts have contributed to the spread of HPCC Systems technology into the enterprise domestically as well as the international markets of China, Brazil, Europe and India. Arjuna has a BS in Computer Science from RVCE, Bangalore University.

    ►►► Bahar Fardanian, Technology Evangelist, HPCC Systems ◄◄◄
    Bahar represents HPCC Systems as a Technology Evangelist. Her interests lie in the design and development of big data solutions, specifically utilizing HPCC Systems and ECL.

    Bahar is currently involved in innovations for enhancing the end user experience in HPCC Systems by building new cutting edge tools, libraries, and training. Bahar has an MS degree in computer science from Kennesaw State University.

    RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/1120398848302605/

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

    • A Database Month event
    http://www.DBMonth.com/database/data-analytics

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  • 🐘 The Next Generation of Postgres High Availability (+PIZZA, +BEER, +FREEBIES)

    Cognizant Softvision (26th Floor)

    ► Free beer, pizza, freebie-swag giveaways & loads of fun!

    ► Tom Kincaid, General Manager, 2ndQuadrant

    RSVP NOW at https://www.facebook.com/events/192857628532211/

    Postgres high availability has been a topic of contention for many years. This presentation will discuss the existing high availability models for Postgres, and consider the advantages and current limitations of each.

    We will also discuss the latest changes in related technologies like Kubernetes, HA proxy, Postgres-BDR and others, and demonstrate how they can close the gap on some of the known limitations of Postgres high availability.

    RSVP NOW: https://www.facebook.com/events/192857628532211/

    ►►► Tom Kincaid, General Manager, 2ndQuadrant ◄◄◄
    Tom is the General Manager for 2ndQuadrant (http://www.2ndquadrant.com) in North America. He has been developing, deploying and supporting Database Systems and Enterprise Software for over 25 years. Tom has had total product delivery ownership for the Progress OpenEdge platform which included a relational database deployed in thousands of systems and Enterprises all over the world.

    Tom was previously the VP of Professional Services at EnterpriseDB, and later was promoted to Vice President of Products and Engineering.

    Responsibilities in his past include the management and maintenance of over 300 Postgres 24x7 database clusters. He has overseen the design and delivery of Postgres training solutions as well as the deployment of PostgreSQL at both Fortune 500 financial institutions and at military facilities all over the world. Teams he has managed have delivered major features that have become part of PostgreSQL. He has overseen the design and successful delivery of High Availability products for PostgreSQL as well as several other databases.

    RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/192857628532211/

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

    • A Database Month event
    http://www.DBMonth.com/database/postgres-ha

    •••► Please help foster kids without parents learn to be financially-independent IT professionals - learn how now at https://www.TechieYouth.org

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  • Cassandra Developer Workshop 😀 Learn How to Build a Cassandra App the Easy Way!

    ••• Learn how to build an application with Cassandra the easy way! •••
    ► FREE EVENT with FREE LUNCH! ◄

    REGISTER NOW at https://pages.datastax.com/20200116-NAM-NewYork-Event-CassandraDeveloperWorkshop_Registration-LP.html

    Come see how easy it is to build an application on top of the database that leading companies turn to for their most challenging workloads.

    What we will cover in a nutshell:
    • Creating and Using Apache Cassandra clusters in DataStax Apollo
    • Cassandra Query Language (CQL) Basics
    • Cassandra Data Modeling
    • Application Development with DataStax Driver

    ►► REGISTER at https://pages.datastax.com/20200116-NAM-NewYork-Event-CassandraDeveloperWorkshop_Registration-LP.html

    What you will get:
    • Hands-on experience building a real working application using the best developer tools for Cassandra
    • Practical data modeling expertise to get the most out of Cassandra
    • Experience using Cassandra Query Language(CQL) for the most typical operations
    • Best practices for building Cassandra applications in the language of your choice: Java, Python, or NodeJS
    • A free trial to DataStax Constellation, our cloud data platform
    • Face-to-face interaction with the Cassandra experts

    What you need to bring:
    This is a hands-on workshop so bring a laptop that can connect to Wi-Fi and access internet. We recommend either Firefox or Chrome browser. VPN software should allow for unrestricted access to web sites via HTTP and HTTPS.

    ►► REGISTER NOW while there is space available at https://pages.datastax.com/20200116-NAM-NewYork-Event-CassandraDeveloperWorkshop_Registration-LP.html

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