This presentation was given Thursday, August 25, 2011 at the NoSQL Now! 2011 Conference in San Jose, California
About the Presentation
Distributed NoSQL databases attempt to provide scale, performance and low cost by supporting easy horizontal scaling on low cost commodity hardware, but their performance is hobbled by the fact that they sit above a software stack whose design dates back at least 20 years. Many organizations are developing new solutions at the storage stack level because of these significant limitations currently experienced. Serious work lower in the stack is making NoSQL solutions perform faster and more predictably.
This discussion will be of interest to anyone currently using NoSQL datastores who is experiencing performance degradation and predictability issues and looking for solutions. It would also be interesting for new-comers to understand some of the limitations to be considered when going for NoSQL stores.
About the Panel
Principal Software Engineer
John is a member of the technical staff at Google. Until 2008 he led the Storage Systems group at HP Labs. John received his PhD from Cambridge in 1984, an Outstanding Contribution award from SNIA in 2001 and was made an ACM Fellow in 2002. He was co-chair of this year’s USENIX FAST, the premier academic conference for storage technologies. He’s also an advisor to Acunu.
MapR Technologies, Inc.
Srivas ran one of the major search infrastructure teams at Google where GFS, BigTable and MapReduce were used extensively. He wanted to provide that powerful capability to everyone, and started MapR on his vision to build the next-generation platform for semi-structured big data. His strategy was to evolve Hadoop and bring simplicity of use, extreme speed and complete reliability to Hadoop users everywhere, and make it seamlessly easy for enterprises to use this powerful new way to get deep insights. That vision is shared by all at MapR. Srivas brings to MapR his experiences at Google, Spinnaker Networks, Transarc in building game-changing products that advance the state of the art. Srivas was Chief Architect at Spinnaker Networks (now NTAP) which built the industry’s fastest single-box NAS filer, as well as the industry’s most scalable clustered filer. Previously, he managed the Andrew File System (AFS) engineering team at Transarc (now IBM). AFS is now standard classroom material in.
Andy Gross is Basho’s Principal Architect and one of the original authors of Riak, Basho’s flagship distributed database. Prior to Basho, Andy held senior engineering positions at Mochi Media, Apple, and Akamai Technologies.
CEO & Co-Founder
Dwight is CEO and co-founder of 10gen, and one of the original authors of MongoDB. In 1995, Dwight co-founded DoubleClick and served as its CTO for ten years. Dwight was the architect of the DoubleClick ad serving infrastructure, DART, which serves tens of billions of ads per day. Dwight is co-founder, Chairman, and the original architect of Panther Express (now part of CDNetworks), a content distribution network (CDN) technology which serves hundreds of thousands of objects per second. Dwight is also a co-founder and investor in BusinessInsider.com and Gilt Groupe.
Dr Tim Moreton is founder and CEO at Acunu, a provider of an innovative storage platform for NOSQL solutions. As an expert in distributed file systems, he holds a PhD from Cambridge, where he built a distributed file system for the Xen project. He was previously at Tideway (now BMC Software), where he lead the creation of tools for managing data centres.