GA - Intro to Data Science: NewSQL vs NoSQL

When: Thu January 17, 2013 6:30 pm

Organization: General Assembly Boston

Location: GA - Boston, Cambridge Inno Center, 1 Broadway, Cambridge, MA



Intro to Data Science: NewSQL vs NoSQL

David McFarlane, CEO of Akiban Technologies and Bob Buffone, CTO of Yottaa

Thursday, January 17th from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Big Data is a hot topic today - and the challenge it presents has resulted in an explosion of new database technologies to store and manage it. The instructors will discuss how big data is increasingly a challenge for operational systems as businesses are pushed to deliver insight and action in real-time.  Students will also participate in an interactive session focused on real-world use cases.  

Student Takeaways:
This session will be an introductory class for anyone interested in learning about some of the new technologies for managing Big Data, with a focus on the strengths and weaknesses of using NewSQL and NoSQL databases.

6:30 - 7:00 - Databases overview - SQL vs NoSQL
7:00 - 7:30 - Introducing NewSQL Solutions
7:30 - 8:00 - Real-world use case with Yottaa

About the Instructors:
David McFarlane, Akiban Technologies
David McFarlane is the founder of Akiban Technologies, a new kind of database that incorporates the agility of a NoSQL document store with a transactional SQL database. David has more than 25 years of experience in growing early stage software companies, including IPOs and multi-billion dollar outcomes at MRO Software and Exchange Applications. More recently, he led Nexaweb’s global growth to profitability and previously IMLogic's triple digit growth, which culminated in a successful sale to Symantec. David graduated with honors from Bath University in England, and holds a Master of Engineering degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Bob Buffone, Yottaa
Bob Buffone is the CTO and Co-founder of Yottaa, a cloud computing company focused on web performance. At an early age, he learned to "keep it simple, stupid," and how good debugging skills will get you farther, faster. Bob is a frequent speaker on the topic of website performance and security, most recently presenting at Content Delivery Summit, JavaOne, the Server-Side Symposium, EclipseCon, ApacheCon, AjaxWorld and the Ajax Experience.  Prior to Yottaa, he was chief architect at Nexaweb Technologies, a pioneer in helping organizations web-enable their business applications.  Prior to Nexaweb, Bob was with Trakus, architecting a solution for tracking sports athletes in real time. Earlier in his career, Bob designing network communications software for Cabletron.