As you may have noticed, there has been a lot of talk around NOSQL “movement” lately. The name, NOSQL was created to describe non-traditional data storage engines and techniques to address concerns of data sets of horizontal scale. Innovations such as Google’s BigTable and Amazon’s Dynamo have led to a rise in a new wide variety of new technologies and ideas around pointed problems as data sets at scale, like CouchDB, Redis, MongoDB, Cassandra, Voldemort and many more. These NOSQL technologies have little unifying them together as they use such techniques as Column-Oriented, Key-Value Stores, CAP Theorem, and no one to rule them all, but underlying them is that they are different than the “traditional” RDBMS solutions of SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL and so on. These NOSQL solutions are starting to turn up in good numbers for specific use cases and not meant to be the end all solutions.
Together with Brad Anderson and Chris Williams, we’ve launched No:SQL (east) 2009 which aims to present experiences of different companies using these NOSQL solutions in production. Following the success this summer of the NOSQL Meetup in San Francisco, we bring the discussion back east to Atlanta, GA from October 28th-30th. A wide array of experiences will be shared on such projects as Cassandra, Redis, MongoDB, CouchDB as well as the Microsoft Research projects Dryad and DryadLINQ. Some of the highlighted sessions include:
- Arin Sarkissian (Digg): Cassandra
- Kevin Smith (Hypothetical Labs): Redis
- Don Brown (Twitpay): Pig
- Chris Curtin (Silverpop): Cascading
- John Hornbeck (Engine Yard): MongoDB
- Mike Miller (Cloudant): CouchDB
- Cliff Moon (Microsoft / Powerset): Dynomite
- Justin Sheehy (Basho): Riak
- Mark Gunnels (Catamorphic Labs): HBase
- Tim Anglade (af83): tin
- Emil Eifrem (Neo Technology): Neo4j
- Yuan Yu (Microsoft Research): Dryad / DryadLINQ
- Geir Magnusson (Gilt Groupe): Voldemort
More information, including registration, can be found at the site: https://nosqleast.com/2009/. Hope to see you there!