July Meeting!

Posted: June 30, 2010 by Alex Miller in Uncategorized

You didn’t think you could get out of doing your homework just because it was summer did you?

We’ll kick off the Lambda Lounge meeting on July 1st with the first (and hopefully not the last) edition of the NOSQL Summer St. Louis meeting. The idea behind NOSQL Summer is to get groups of people together in different cities to read important and influential papers related to NOSQL databases.

For this first edition, we’ll be discussing the Amazon Dynamo paper that lays out the architecture for Amazon’s Dynamo storage architecture underlying many Amazon web services. Note: this is not a “talk”, but a discussion. If you haven’t done your homework by reading the paper, you may or may not have any clue what we’re talking about. We’ll discuss the components that make up Dynamo’s storage system, how those components make tradeoffs between each other and compared to other storage systems, and some open questions about why a Dynamo-like system might be useful for you. We will conclude with some discussion about whether the readings should continue, where/how that can happen, and what to read next.

Following the discussion (presuming there is time), Alex Miller will present a short talk on concurrency in Groovy with GPars.

Meeting is 6 pm at Appistry, as usual… We are still seeking a pizza sponsor for the July meeting!

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