Adding Riak to your NoSQL Bag of Tricks

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Amongst the varied offerings in the NoSQL space, Riak provides a unique environment for those seeking a durable, distributed and scaleable datastore. In this talk we will cover everything from Riak's Dynamo legacy to it's embedded JavaScript interpreter and customizable backends. Not content to live purely in the theoretical, we will review a demo app using node.js to talk to Riak over http.

Speaker: Alexander Sicular
Having been in the medical informatics world for the last 10+ years, Alexander has a strong understanding of what it takes to run really important systems in an unforgiving environment. Medical Informatics is an interesting blend of science and business where both have to get along while encouraging clinical research and day to day administrative realities. Alexander has built a number of systems currently in production at Columbia University's medical center. His current focus is on exploring the benefits of non-traditional databases in this environment.

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Networking starts at 6pm
Talk starts at 6:30pm sharp!