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Caching, NoSQL & Grids - What the Banks Can Teach Us

Posted by John Davies  on  Sep 07, 2012 4

John Davies shares insight into SQL, NoSQL, grid, virtualization and caching technologies from his personal experience using them in financial institutions.

How to get the most out of Spring and Google App Engine

Posted by Chris Ramsdale  on  Jan 20, 2012

Chris Ramsdale will get you up and running building Spring apps on Google App Engine. He'll go step-by-step building a real Spring app and identify not only the basics of App Engine, but more advanced topics such as integrating with Google's SQL Service and using App Engine's "Always on" feature to ensure high performance.

Using MongoDB on Mono

Posted by Justin Dearing  on  Jan 19, 2012 1

Justin Dearing presents a brief introduction to MongoDB, and focuses on interacting with it in Mono via the official 10gen driver. Techniques for handling business logic in application code, such as LINQ are discussed. This is a very code centric talk.

SQLFire: Scalable SQL instead of NoSQL

Posted by Jags Ramnaraya  on  Oct 12, 2011

Jags Ramnaraya presents SQLFire and how SQL can be used for modern data stores backing online highly scalable applications by using a different consistency model and sharing nothing persistence.

Scaling the Social Graph: Infrastructure at Facebook

Posted by Jason Sobel  on  Apr 05, 2011 3

Jason Sobel presents the evolution of Facebook’s infrastructure over time, from the original LAMP stack to the present multi-datacenter configuration, the challenges faced and plans for the future.

Yes, SQL!

Posted by Uri Cohen  on  Mar 01, 2011

Uri Cohen presents the key characteristics of SQL and NoSQL databases and how to create a layer on top of distributed data stores in order to use SQL to query for data. For further information please contact Gigaspaces.

Enterprise NoSQL: Silver Bullet or Poison Pill?

Posted by Billy Newport  on  Jan 20, 2011 19

Billy Newport explains the fundamental differences between SQL and NoSQL, creating awareness that NoSQL is not suited for many cases, and people should make informed decisions before buying into it.

High Performance Websites in the Cloud

Posted by Matt Wood  on  Dec 16, 2010

Matt Wood presents the most important AWS services, explaining how to scale up and out, how to extend the stack by adding extra layers such as caching or map-reduce systems, how to use, scale, and create redundant storage, and how to manage and scale out MySQL databases running on EC2.

Google App Engine for Business 101

Posted by Christian Schalk  on  Dec 10, 2010

Christian Schalk introduces Google App Engine, focusing on the upcoming GAE for Business. Besides providing background information about Google’s cloud platform, Schalk demoes using it to give others an idea what it is like to work in a GAE environment. He spends time on new features like hosted SQL, SSL, SSO.

The Evolution of the Flickr Architecture

Posted by Mikhail Panchenko  on  Dec 09, 2010

Mikhail Panchenko discusses how Flickr’s code base developed over the years and the problems that started to appear because not everything was written as it should. He discusses the benefits and drawbacks of using various solutions for providing availability and scalability to a website with many users and page requests.

Facebook: Science and the Social Graph

Posted by Aditya Agarwal  on  Mar 25, 2009 9

In this presentation filmed during QCon SF 2008, Aditya Agarwal discusses Facebook’s architecture, more exactly the software stack used, presenting the advantages and disadvantages of its major components: LAMP (PHP, MySQL), Memcache, Thrift, Scribe.

Digg, An Infrastructure in Transition

Posted by Joe Stump  on  Mar 13, 2009 1

In this presentation recorded during QCon SF 2008, Joe Stump, Lead Architect at Digg.com, talks about Digg.com’s architecture, the challenges faced, the solutions adopted, and the lessons learned running a large web site.

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