Zardosht Kasheff suggest using 3 rules for indexing SQL databases: Retrieve less data, Avoid point queries, and Avoid sorting.
Michael Stonebraker compares how RDBMS, NoSQL and NewSQL support today’s big data transaction processing needs. He also introduces VoltDB, an in-memory NewSQL database.
John Davies shares insight into SQL, NoSQL, grid, virtualization and caching technologies from his personal experience using them in financial institutions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.