March 2012

March 28, 2012

Intro to NoSQL with Couchbase at the Boston Tech Meetup

On Tuesday night, Rags and I had the opportunity to speak at the Boston Tech Meetup.  First, I want to thank Justin, Alex and Matt from the organizing team for setting up this Meetup. 

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March 28, 2012

More Couchbase and Java with Views, Hadoop and Mobility

I spoke at the London JUG and was probably over ambitious in trying to include our recent work on Views, Hadoop Connector and the Android Grocery Sync application in a single presentation besides demoing the "simple, fast and elastic" theme that Couchbase and the client libraries support.

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March 27, 2012

How Couchbase helped OMGPOP break all the records with Draw Something

Every now and then you get the opportunity to prove yourself on a big stage. Four weeks ago we got the chance. Couchbase user, OMGPOP, had launched Draw Something – a Pictionary-like game that was going viral. Capitalizing on what would end up being an unprecedented growth opportunity, they absolutely had to scale their database. There were two non-negotiables: performance had to be sustained and the game could never be taken off line, even as the number of users and games rapidly accelerated.

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March 16, 2012

Couchbase at PyCon

You've probably seen those ubiquitous bumper stickers that state a driver's "other car is a ..." where "..." is some other form of transport that isn't a car.  If my laptop were to be accessorized with such a sticker, it would read "My other language is Python."  That's why when this .NET guy was asked to attend PyCon, I jumped at the chance.

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March 6, 2012

Strata Conference

I attended the Strata Conference last week and although I did not catch the talks, the buzz was definitely in the air on the show floor.    "Machine Learning," "I am  a Data Scientist" and "we are showing off a Hadoop connector" seemed like the most common pick up lines. Our Helicopter giveaways was amongst the most popular. I Wish I had one of them, but, as a Couchbase employee I was not eligible.

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