Sessions at Open Source Bridge 2010 about Databases and Open Source on Tuesday 1st June

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  • Living Together In An Open Cloud World

    by Jonathan Bryce

    With millions of users signing on daily to access their favorite social media services – be it Twitter, Facebook or Digg – a developer’s worst fear is not having the backend support to house and access to such huge amounts of related data.

    Industry efforts to architect next-generation databases that can scale massively by pairing open source databases and content management technologies with cloud-computing are underway. The door is also opening to a whole new world of user benefits which will be made possible by access to data -- cross-cloud -- in non-proprietary databases and content management systems.

    The Apache Cassandra Project and Drizzle are open alternatives to traditional databases that offer new opportunities by using cloud computing to improve performance. Both are going to change the way we think about databases for the next few decades. And, from the content management side Drupal has become the ‘go-to’ open source software for the publication and management of website content.

    In this session, Jonathan Bryce, co-founder of The Rackspace Cloud, will discuss the recent movement – from both developer and vendor – for open cloud initiatives, while also addressing:

    • A basic overview of Cassandra, Drizzle and Drupal with case scenarios for each
    • The unique ways cloud providers are working with open database projects to maximize user experience
    • Traditional, distributed and non-relational databases
    • Enhancing site scale and performance by taking advantage of cloud-based file storage/CDN

    At 4:45pm to 5:30pm, Tuesday 1st June