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NoSQL Roundup

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We will be doing a NoSQL ( roundup with MongoDB (, Cassandra ( and Hadoop ( Doors open at 5:30 and the presentations will start at 6:30pm. There will be food and beverages provided by our sponsors.

The goal of the event is to have three presenters, each given about 45-60 minutes, provide an overview and explain the benefits/advantages and ideal use-cases of the particular NoSQL solution they are pitching.

Please be aware, there is a new security policy at the Microsoft location that you need to be aware of. We need to provide a sign-in sheet to the security desk prior to the event and all attendees MUST bring a photo ID that matches your RSVP name on . I know this is an inconvenience for some of you who use an alias on the site and I apologize for it. Without getting into the pros/cons or aliases on the interwebs we need to respect the wishes/policies of our hosts.

Event speakers include:

1) SriSatish Ambati, who is "a chief tinkerer of Java and Enterprise stacks for the Cassandra Company, DataStax (" to present on Cassandra

2) William Shulman, who runs Mongo Lab (, a Cloud–Hosted MongoDB, will present on MongoDB

3) Todd Lipcon, from Cloudera (, will present on Hadoop.

About SriSatish Ambati

SriSatish Ambati is the chief tinkerer of Java, Hadoop & NoSQL stacks for his stealth mode company, BigInts. Before that he led some fascinating projects as Director of Engineering at the Cassandra Company, DataStax; overseeing the first edition of Brisk: Industry's first truly peer-to-peer hadoop. And before that for 7 years at the JVM company, Azul Systems. Over the course of a decade or so, he has actively supported, profiled and scaled hundreds of in-production and in-development Java, enterprise and database stacks for performance. He uses these experiences to distil system trends and turbulences. SriSatish's is a sought after speaker at conferences & tech fairs including JavaOne, JBossWorld, ApacheCon & HadoopSummit. He sometimes leaves trail @srisatish.

About Will Shulman

Will Shulman is the CEO and Co-founder of MongoLab, aDatabase-as-a-Service provider for MongoDB. A technologist andentrepreneur with 15 years of experience building innovative softwareplatforms and products, Will has played various executive andtechnical management roles at successful small and medium-sizedsoftware companies. Before MongoLab Will was CTO and Co-founder ofMerced Systems, an enterprise analytics software company whoseaward-winning products have enabled it to rank consistently as one offastest growing technology companies in Silicon Valley. Will holds aB.S. in Computer Science from Stanford University.

About Todd Lipcon

Todd Lipcon joined Cloudera from Amie Street, where he worked on infrastructure, operations, data mining, and product development. Previously, Todd interned at Google developing anti-fraud methods for the Risk Engineering group. Todd is a graduate of Brown University, where he completed an honors thesis developing a new collaborative filtering algorithm for the Netflix Prize Competition. At Cloudera, Todd contributes to several products including Hadoop.