Paul L. Snyder on 3 Jun 2014 11:36:40 -0700

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[PLUG] [plug-announce] Wednesday, June 4, 2014: PLUG Central - "An Introduction to Riak: A Distributed Key/Value Store and More" by Hector Castro

PLUG Central will be meeting on Wednesday, June 4, at USP in
Philadelpha, beginning at 7pm. Directions to the meeting location
at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia can be found at
the end of this email.

This month, PLUG welcomes, Hector Castro of Basho, who will be giving a
talk entitled "An Introduction to Riak: A Distributed Key/Value Store
and More"


  Riak is an incrementally scalable, masterless, and highly-available
  key/value store. In the upcoming 2.0 release, Riak will also include
  data types, strong consistency, and a much-improved full-text search.

  We'll start by describing what Riak is, and how it differs from
  traditional database systems. From there, we'll dig into its new/unique
  capabilities to learn how those capabilities help differentiate it from
  other non-relational/distributed data stores.

  (Q/A is highly encouraged.)


  Hector Castro works at Basho Technologies, the sponsors of Riak [1] and
  Riak CS [2]. Previously, he was a Software Engineer at Wharton Research
  Data Services (WRDS), where he worked on enabling full-text search for
  Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) documents. He also co-organizes
  Philly DevOps [3], a DevOps user group in Philadelphia. Hector lives and
  works in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


The meeting will be held at our usual location:

  University of the Sciences in Philadelphia (USP)
  Griffith Hall (Room "C" or "A", look for the signs)
  600 South 43rd Street
  Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495

USP is located in University City.Driving directions are
available at, or, both of which have an aerial
view of the campus buildings. USP is also easily accessible by
public transportation.

There will be an open Question & Answer session at 7PM, prior to
the main presentation at 8PM. This is an open meeting; all are
welcome and encouraged to attend.

Usually, a number of members get together after the meeting at a
nearby restaurant for food and perhaps a beer or two. Come join
the camaraderie!
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