Jeff Markham introduces Roo and SQLFire along with a demonstration of using AspectJ for SQLFire administration.
Jay Kreps discusses the architecture, algorithms, implementation and deployment of Voldemort, a distributed storage system. He also presents the problems solved using Voldemort at LinkedIn.
Java Persistence API (JPA) 2.0, introduced with Java EE 6, adds in and specifies fully many things which were missing in JPA 1.0. This presentation discusses several features of JPA 2.0 such as advanced locking, enhanced query language, a shared cache API, expression/criteria API, property standardization, more flexible object modeling and more advanced O/R mapping support.
This presentation covers the definition of a graph database (information structured as mathematical graphs with nodes, relationships and properties) and their advantages when dealing with data that is difficult to fit in static tables, is rapidly evolving, or that has a lot of optional attributes. The flexibility of graph databases better support agile development and schema evolution.
Emmanuel Bernard and Max Ross talk about patterns and practices to be used in order to achieve high volume and scale with Hibernate. The presentation also explains the use of Hibernate Shards and Hibernate Search to push the scalability limits.