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November Meeting Announcement

November 5, 2013 Leave a comment

The November COCCUG meeting will be on Monday, November 11th from 6pm – 8pm at Improving Enterprises (One Easton Oval, Suite 175, Columbus, OH 43219click here for an aerial view).  We are pleased to welcome Alex Moore to COCCUG this month.  Alex will share his experiences working with Riak to help scale data workloads in the cloud.  Should be a great session!

Toys for Tots

At the November meeting COCCUG will be assisting with the Toys for Tots campaign.  Our host, Improving Enterprises, is participating in this excellent campaign.  COCCUG will contribute toys to Improving’s donation.  Please bring a fun toy to the November meeting.

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We are pleased to continue to have Halcyon Solutions joining us this month as a sponsor! Thank you!

Abstract: Scaling Your Data with Riak

Does Caching get you down? Can you scale your database to keep up with demand without writing to /dev/null ? Does your current data store blush at the term “web scale”? If you said yes to any of the above, then Riak may be for you.

In this talk, I’ll introduce you to Riak, a highly available distributed database. We will cover the concepts behind Riak, how to code against it in .Net/Ruby, how to scale it in the cloud, and how to keep your data safe in the event of a natural disaster/AWS outage.


Alex Moore is a Client Services Engineer at Basho Technologies, where he helps customers and community members solve interesting NoSql and Distributed Systems problems. Formerly a .Net Web Consultant, Alex now spends his days frolicking with functional languages.

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