NOSQL eXchange 2012

Topics covered at #nosqlx

Wednesday, 28th November in London

7 experts spoke.


The NOSQL eXchange returns on November 28 2012! Follow us on twitter to find out the latest speakers and presentations - @skillsmatter #nosqlx

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Registration & Welcome

Join us for some coffee & refreshments, while we process your registration. Programme Lead Ian Robinson will welcome you and open the NOSQL eXchange!

uSwitch.com - Our Age of Enlightenment

This talk will cover uSwitch.com migration to Clojure, Ruby, and MongoDB: why they did it, what they found difficult and the benefits they've gained. Building upon this technical "revolution" Paul will discuss their more recent work in building a data platform with Kafka, Cascalog and Clojure, and building a data team to help answer deeper questions that were difficult or impossible to answer before.

Paul Ingles

Paul joined Forward (then known TrafficBroker) in 2008 and worked primarily within the Search business to help build many of the early automated data processing systems. For the last 2 years, since uSwitch.com's ac

Scaling for Humongous amounts of data with MongoDB

Life is great as your first customer signs up. Then you have your millionth signup, your data needs to span multiple machines across several geographies, the business wants more information, better accuracy and faster. Your life now sucks. Or not?

Alvin Richards

Alvin Richards, Technical Director for EMEA at 10gen. Alvin has held leadership positions at Oracle and NetApp integrating RDBMS and storage technology and has lead and grown the engineering teams for several successful Bay Area startups.

How NoSQL allows Shutl to deliver even faster

The challenge at Shutl was to build a new API to cope with the rapid growth the business experienced that would have been extremely difficult with traditional database approaches.

Volker Pacher

Volker is a Senior Developer at Shutl, a London-based technology start-up offering same day delivery or delivery in any one hour slot of the customers choice by connecting online retailers with local same-day couriers.

Eventual consistency

Systems requiring very high availability may sometimes make the compromise known as ""eventual consistency"". This trade-off introduces the intimidating prospect of application-level conflict resolution, which requires a shift in thinking but is not as problematic as it may seem.

Matt Heitzenroder

As a Professional Services Consulting Engineer at SugarCRM, Matt Heitzenroder first encountered a distributed systems problem when rolling out a disconnected, wide-area client for a centralized CRM system. His client, a multi-national Fortune 200 pha

Putting the X Factor into Cassandra

Malcolm will talk about his experiences using Cassandra to cope with the scaling challenges of delivering interactivity to huge shows like X Factor and Britain's Got Talent. He'll share some of the challenges, the architecture used at Tellybug and how Cassandra saved our bacon.

Malcolm Box

Malcolm is the CTO and co-founder of Tellybug, a London startup focused on making TV more entertaining, social and interactive. He's responsible for the development of apps and server systems to support TV audiences for some of the mo

Coffee, Tea & Refreshments

Coffee, Tea & Refreshments

Advanced RavenDB

In this talk, we'll discover some of the advanced features of RavenDB, from spatial queries to Google-like intelligence in search. We'll dive into the power behind RavenDB indexes and tame them to our will, ride the Map/Reduce beast and dance with Changes API. We'll also cover the new RavenDB 1.2 features and even get a peek at what is going to happen in vNext

Oren Eini aka Ayende Rahien

Oren Eini is the author of Rhino Mocks, one of the most popular mocking frameworks on the .NET platform, and is also a leading figure in other well known open source projects including NHibernate, RavenDB, the Rhino Tools Suite and the Castle project.

Park Bench Discussion

Whilst enjoying some pizza & drinks, we'll hold a #nosqlx ParkBench Panel discussion, to discuss ideas, stuff we learned during the morning and stuff we would like to hear more about. You will not only be able to ask your questions, but are also actively encouraged to join the panel to express your opinion and share your experience!

Ian Robinson

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

Thank You and NOSQLX Raffle

Complete your feedback form so we can learn and make your experience even better next year - and be entered in a raffle to boot! The first price is either a Neo4J or RavenDB course (your choice). We'll also be raffling of 5 books on NOSQL technologies.

Taking it to The Pub

Lots to think about and discuss? Join us at the Crown Tavern for lotS of #nosqlx Pub Discussions featuring #nosql #neo4j #ravendb #cassandra #mongodb #riak


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