NOSQL eXchange 2011

Topics covered at #nosqlx

Wednesday, 2nd November in London

9 experts spoke.


We are still working on the programme, and are planning for 7 speaker slots in one day, a mixture of vendors talking about what's interesting and useful in their stores and great teams who are using NoSQL at on their projects, sharing their experience and skills with us.

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Welcome, Registration, Coffee and Tea

Dr Jim Webber of Neo Technology starts the day by welcoming everyone to the first of many annual NOSQL eXchanges.

Jim Webber

Dr. Jim Webber is Chief Scientist with Neo Technology, the company behind the popular open source graph database Neo4j, where he works on R&D for highly scalable graph databases and writes open source software. His proven passion for microservices ecosystems and REST translate into highly engaging workshops that foster collaboration and discussion.

The State of NOSQL Today

Emil Eifrém gives a Keynote talk to the NOSQL eXchange on the past, present and future of NOSQL, and the state of NOSQL today.

Emil Eifrem

Emil is the founder of the Neo4j open source graph database project, and a life-long compulsive programmer.

Handling conflicts in eventually consistent systems

In this talk, Russell Brown examines how conflicting values are kept to a minimum in Riak and illustrates some techniques for automating semantic reconciliation. There will be practical examples from the Riak Java Client and other places.

Russell Brown

Russell Brown is a Senior Engineer at Basho Technologies. Russell got his first taste of Erlang on his honeymoon in 2007 and, in early 2011, was recruited by Basho to work on Riak and the Riak Java Client. He's passionate about technically-sound soft

MongoDB + Scala: Case Classes, Documents and Shards for a New Data Model

Brendan McAdams -- creator of Casbah, a Scala toolkit for MongoDB -- will give a talk on "MongoDB + Scala: Case Classes, Documents and Shards for a New Data Model"

Brendan McAdams

Brendan is a Senior Consultant & Trainer at BoldRadius, where he works directly with clients to help them find success through consulting and training on the Typesafe Reactive Platform.

Real Life Cassandra

In this talk for the NOSQL eXchange, Dave Gardner introduces why you would want to use Cassandra, and focuses on a real-life use case, explaining each Cassandra feature within this context.

Dave Gardner

Dave Gardner works for the London-based Hailo Cab where he helps build the API used to power the various Hailo mobile applications. Dave has an interest in trying to make PHP applications scalable and resilient.

Doctor Who and Neo4j

Armed only with a data store packed full of geeky Doctor Who facts, by the end of this session we’ll have you tracking down pieces of memorabilia from a show that, like the graph theory behind Neo4j, is older than Codd's relational model.

Ian Robinson

Ian Robinson is Director of Customer Success for Neo Technology, the company behind Neo4j, the popular open source graph database.

Building real world solution with document storage, Scala and Lift

Aleksa Vukotic will look at how his company assessed and adopted CouchDB in order to rapidly and successfully deliver a next generation insurance platform using Scala and Lift.

Aleksa Vukotic

Aleksa Vukotic is the Data Management Practice lead and Principal Consultant at Open Credo, agile advocate, author, trainer, software architect and developer, with wide experience of leading roles in the successful delivery of business critical softw

Robert Rees on Polyglot Persistence

Based on his experiences of mixing CouchDB and Neo4J at Wazoku, an idea management startup, Robert talks about the theory of mixing your stores and the practical experience.

Robert Rees

Robert Rees is Head of Development at We Got POP, a filmtech company that makes it easier to create great television and drama. Their product is used on shows like the Crown and Empire as well as films like Wonder Woman and Star Wars.

Parkbench Discussion

This Park Bench discussion will be chaired by Jim Webber

The future of NOSQL and Big Data storage

Tom Wilkie takes a whistle-stop tour of developments in NOSQL and Big Data storage, comparing and contrasting new storage engines from Google (LevelDB), RethinkDB, Tokutek and Acunu (Castle).

Tom Wilkie

Tom is one of the Prometheus Developers and VP Product at Grafana Labs. Previously he founded Kausal, a new company working on Prometheus & Cortex. and has worked at companies such as Weaveworks, Google, Acunu and XenSource. In his spare time, Tom likes to make craft beer and build 3D printers.


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