Thursday 29th September, 2011
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Half of the pundits claim that The Cloud is the future. The other half warn us that Big Data is coming. Real engineers know these two don't always marry easily. How do we build systems that really scale, inside or outside the cloud? What conventional approaches don't work? What new approaches are available? What must we sacrifice from using them, and what do we gain in return? How do the economics really shake out? What does the CAP theorem really mean? Which things you've heard about the cloud are just hype, and which are really revolutionary?
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