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Ari Zilka, Founder, Terracotta

 Ari  Zilka, Founder

Prior to founding Terracotta in 2003, Ari was an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Accel Partners. Before joining Accel, Ari was the Chief Architect at Walmart.com, where he led the innovation and development of the company's new engineering initiatives. At Walmart.com, he built and led a team of core engineers focused on performance management, and operations cost-saving measures.

Prior to Walmart.com, Ari worked as a consultant at Sapient and before that at PriceWaterhouseCoopers. During these years, he managed development and advised businesses on high technology strategy and deployment. His accomplishments at Sapient include the successful launch of Walmart.com, as well as successful engagements with Gap.com and Nike.com. At PriceWaterhouseCoopers, he worked with Harrod's of London, Siemens, Intel, Compaq, Barnes & Noble, and others.

Ari's career started as a software engineer for a subsidiary of Motorola, where he wrote groundbreaking wireless paging software. Since then, his software development accomplishments also include projects revolving around statistical analysis and data warehousing. In the mid 1990's, Ari invented a new object relational database that still exceeds the capabilities and performance of database technology today.

Ari holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering Computer Science as well as in Mechanical Engineering from University of California, Berkeley.

Presentation: "Performance and Scalability panel discussion Moderated by Ryan Slobojan"

Time: Wednesday 10:30 - 11:30

Location: Concordia

Abstract: What does it take to scale? This panel will bring together leading architects and solution providers in the area of performance, scalability, fault tolerance, and clustering; the panel will explore current and emerging architectures, practices, and solutions for achieving predictable performance & scalability.

Presentation: "Scaling Hibernate with Terracotta"

Time: Wednesday 11:45 - 12:45

Location: Concordia


Learn how to scale Hibernate in just a few simple steps. Terracotta's Hibernate plug-in adds the full power of Terracotta's advanced distributed caching technology to your application, improving performance, reducing response latency and easily handling large spikes in demand.

That translates into a better experience for your users, while easily meeting strict SLA's. You'll also love the profiling and visualization tools that come with Terracota, making monitoring and tuning application behavior in real-time, like cache hit ratio and db queries per second, a snap.

Dozen of Fortune 500 companies already depend on Terracotta for enterprise-grade performance and reliability, so can your application with Terracotta for Hibernate.