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Presentation: "Will Transactions Kill NoSQL?"

Time: Tuesday 16:30 - 17:20 / Location: Walton North

Lead by Google Spanner, the past year has seen a renaissance in NewSQL projects focused on providing transactional integrity for large, distributed databases that power big applications and cloud service. The primary motivation is the challenge and reluctance of developers to reason in lieu of transactional semantics. Given the blueprint provided by Google's Megastore and Spanner publications, it stands to reason that transactions could ultimately spell the end of open source NoSQL databases.

In this talk, Cloudant Chief Scientist Mike Miller argues that the rise of mobile introduces new challenges (e.g. offline application data and database sync) that fundamentally cannot be addressed in transactional systems. Instead, the majority of NoSQL systems will introduce new behaviors (strong-consistency, multi-document transactions) as API options. As an example, Mike will discuss current work at Cloudant to provide strong-consistency for single-document operations.

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Mike Miller, Co-Founder & chief scientist, Cloudant

Mike Miller

Biography: Mike Miller

As chief scientist, Mike is responsible for developing and evangelizing Cloudant's technical vision, managing long-term product R&D, and directing special projects. While at MIT as a Postdoctoral Fellow, he co-founded Cloudant after cutting his teeth on petabyte-per-second problems at the Large Hadron Collider. Mike holds a B.S. in Physics and a B.A in Philosophy from Michigan State, a Ph.D. in Physics from Yale, and is an Affiliate Professor of Particle Physics at University of Washington.
Twitter: @mlmilleratmit