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Social Networks: Getting Distributed Web Services Done with NoSQL



Lars George and Fabrizio Schmidt present Germany’s largest social networks, Schuelervz, Studivz and Meinvz, the problems they are facing daily, the architecture used in the past and the need to move to a NoSQL solution. The presentation concludes with lessons learned and plans for the future.


Lars George is a Senior Architect at VZnet and consultant for large scale, fail-safe, scalable and web-oriented systems. He is a committer for the Apache HBase project and is running Hadoop and HBase based clusters. Fabrizio Schmidt is a Senior Backend Developer at VZnet , the company behind the three German social platforms, and

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Jun 29, 2010