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Berlin Bettswords

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Getting away from the line-by-line details of code is necessary – the big picture matters. Getting away to Berlin, Germany, is a treat. I’ve spent most of a week at the Berlin Buzzwords Conference listening and talking about data management. It’s hard not to feel spoiled. Kudos to the event organizers; they created a nice environment for like-minded technologists to gather, interact and learn.


Below are a few brief insights and comments from the conference.

Web stacks.

Websites are linked by dynamic services – not simple URLs.

Stonebraker Live! – Tonight!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Register now to join us via live streaming!

Can’t make it to Santa Clara tonight? That doesn’t mean you can’t attend Stonebraker Live!


Join us via live stream at 6:30 p.m. Pacific to hear from database legend Mike Stonebraker, as well as VoltDB’s VP of Market Strategy, Mark Hydar, and Co-founder, Scott Jarr.

Strangeloop Conference Recap

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Last week in St. Louis, Dr. Michael Stonebraker gave the keynote address at the Strangeloop conference. His topic was In-Memory Databases – the Future is Now! Strangeloop is a fantastic multi-disciplinary tech conference run by Alex Miller (@puredanger) that may be the closest thing to geek heaven this side of graduate school. Alex and his crack staff, especially the ever-present Nick Cowan, kept things running very smoothly. The Peabody Opera House and its efficient staff provided an unusually opulent setting for discussions of concurrency, emerging languages, and alternative databases.



Thoughts on NoSQL Now! 2012

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

One of the best parts about working for a growing start-up is the chance to leave keyboard and office behind and escape to meet users. I spent last week in San Jose at NoSQLNow– a conference designed to bring together users and vendors of “Not Only SQL” products.


VoltDB is, quite proudly, a SQL system and some passers-by raise an eyebrow as we explain this.