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Andy Gross, VP of Engineering at Basho Technologies

 Andy  Gross
Andy is a distributed systems nerd and VP of Engineering at Basho Technologies, the company behind the Riak distributed data store. Before Riak, Andy hacked on various distributed systems at Mochi Media, Apple Computer, and Akamai Technologies.
Twitter: @argv0 

Presentation: "Riak Use Cases: Dissecting the Solutions to Hard Problems"

Time: Wednesday 12:05 - 13:05

Location: Concordia


Many technology case studies are predictably simple – covering problems, solutions and the benefits received by the user. However, the rose-colored lens of marketing departments all too often glosses over the actual hard work and tough decisions needed to get to the desired result. This session intends to take a deeper look at some popular use cases around Riak – delving deeper into the configurations and the trade-offs made by the users. Attendees of this session will come away with a greater understanding of the flexibility of Riak, as well as how Riak solves serious data problems in interesting ways, and learn where Riak might not be the best fit.

Presentation: "NoSQL Applications Panel"

Time: Friday 14:05 - 15:05

Location: Franciscan I & II

Abstract: NoSQL databases are rapidly emerging as a technology for a variety of problems. What areas are they being used in? How do they fit into the enterprise? What are the differences in focus among them? This panel brings together experts in leading NoSQL databases including MongoDB, Cassandra, HBase, Riak, and Couchbase.  Alexandru Popescu will be moderating the panel.