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NoSQL, CouchDB, and the Cloud

Brad Anderson
Wednesday, February 3, 2010 - 5:30am to 6:30pm
Student Center Sinclair Suite

Apache CouchDB is a schema-free document database with unique characteristics that make it an excellent fit for a new wave of applications. It is a rapidly maturing product and one of the leaders of the NoSQL movement. We will take a look at some of these unique features, and also delve into Erlang, the programming language in which CouchDB is developed.

Cloudant is a startup offering CouchDB in the Cloud, and has a compelling clustering framework that allows for linear scaling of databases across nodes. We will discuss the fundamental features outlined in Amazon's Dynamo paper from 2007, and how Cloudant has leveraged these in its clustering layer.

Speaker's Bio: 

Brad is a data warehouse and web application architect with vast design, implementation and deployment experience.

He founded his first startup in 1998, a SaaS web-based business intelligence tool for the restaurant industry, now known as Mirus Intelligence. Brad has also contributed widely to the open source community on projects such as Trac and CouchDB, and founded He enjoys working with Erlang, D, Python, Lisp, and Javascript. Brad is co-curator of the NoSQL East conference. Currently he works for Cloudant, a startup which offers CouchDB in the Cloud as their first product.