Jim Webber, TweetChief Scientist at Neo Technology and Co-Author of "Rest in Practice"
Biography: Jim Webber
Dr. Jim Webber is Chief Scientist with Neo Technology the company behind the popular open source graph database Neo4j, where he works on graph database server technology and writes open source software. Jim is interested in using big graphs like the Web for building distributed systems, which led him to being a co-author on the book REST in Practice, having previously written Developing Enterprise Web Services - An Architect's Guide. Jim is an active speaker, presenting regularly around the world. His blog is located at http://jimwebber.org and he often tweets Jim Webber @jimwebber.
Presentation: TweetThe challenge of connected data
In this talk we'll take a broad look at NOSQL databases, including motivating similarities and more importantly their different strengths and weaknesses. In more depth, we'll focus on the characteristics of graph databases for managing connected data and the kinds of problem domains for which they are best suited. To reinforce how useful graph databases are, we provide a rapid, code-focussed example using Neo4j covering the APIs for manipulating and traversing graphs. We'll then use this knowledge to explore the Doctor Who universe, using graph databases to infer useful knowledge from connected, semi-structured data. We conclude with a discussion of when different kinds of NOSQL stores are most appropriate.
Presentation: TweetThe Aarhus 6
We will be using the analogy of a courtroom battle for this presentation and the room will be laid out in a courtroom style layout with the case being presented:
The people vs The Aarhus 6 (6 of the biggest names in NOSQL and NEWSQL technologies or the accussed as we like to call them!)
Accused? Yes the terminolgy is a bit strong but in the name of role playing they are accussed of mis-informing the general public with outlandish claims and not warning of potential "tradeoffs" the public may encounter when using these products. For example, it may not be super fast, highly scalable or even easy to use in your environment but they said it was!
The panel will be moderated by Kresten Krab Thorup.
However, we encourage (with a free beer for each question asked) as much audience participation as possible! We ran a similar track in Copenhagen in May and the audience actually asked most of the tough questions! So bring a sharp wit to this session.
Its then up to the Judge to make sure the questions are asked and answered in a fair and open manner. BTW The judges decision is final!
So who is on the panel:
Matt Heitzenroder (Basho), Chris Anderson (Couchbase), Jim Webber (Neo4J), Alvin Richards (10gen/MongoDB), Matt Dennis (Datastax), Martin Fowler ()