SOURCE: Basho Technologies

Basho Technologies

August 22, 2012 09:43 ET

Basho Announces Speakers for RICON 2012

Speaker Lineup Includes Twitter, Best Buy, Comcast and Bump to Headline Basho Developer Conference

CAMBRIDGE, MA--(Marketwire - Aug 22, 2012) -  Distributed systems technologies are becoming increasingly necessary to handle the demanding requirements for today's Web, mobile and social applications and to build effective public, private, and hybrid clouds. Basho is exclusively focused on innovations that efficiently enable and support distributed architectures. Basho created RICON to bring together developers, industry experts and academics to explore and advance the use of distributed architectures in production.

Basho is proud to announce the following confirmed speaker lineup for RICON 2012, to be held October 10-11 in San Francisco, CA.

Keynote speakers include:

  • Dr. Eric Brewer, VP, Infrastructure at Google and Professor of Computer Science at UC Berkeley
  • Gary Flake, CEO at
  • Joseph Hellerstein, Professor at UC Berkeley

Additional featured speakers include (This list will be expanded upon in the coming weeks):

RICON will be held over two days and will feature more than 20 talks spread out over two tracks.

Key sessions include:

  • Using Chef to Manage Distributed Systems - Using features to dynamically configure relationships among components in complex system topologies
  • Building a Transaction Logs-based Protocol on Riak- Bump's real life experience deploying Riak, focusing on issues with dependant operations
  • Big Data in the Small - Lessons learned from Comcast's foray into distributed systems development
  • Migrating from MySQL to Riak - Moving from a transactional to consistent persistent model using enterprise replication, secondary indexes and automated object/Riak persistence mapping
  • Rebuilding a Bird in Flight - New ideas for current architecture and the know-how to scale from hundreds to millions while keeping uptime high and latency low
  • Building a Social Application on Riak - Overcoming read and write bottlenecks to improve performance and scalability
  • Data Structures in Riak - Approaching the problem of conflict resolution for complex data structures and formal strategies in recent literature
  • Modern Radiology for Distributed Systems - A radiological view of network-derived imagery and what it can tell companies about current systems as a whole
  • Keep CALM and Query On - Using the CALM Theorem to link Consistency and Logical Monotonicity, and how it can inform distributed software development

For more details on the speakers, sessions and registration, please visit the conference website at:

RICON 2012 is sponsored by GitHub, Boundary, Yammer, OmniTI and Trifork. Interested in sponsoring? Send an email to Mark Phillips.

About Basho Technologies
Basho Technologies is the leader in highly-available, distributed database technologies used to power scalable, data-intensive Web, mobile, and e-commerce applications and large cloud computing platforms. Basho customers, including fast-growing Web businesses and large Fortune 500 enterprises, use Riak to implement content delivery platforms and global session stores, to aggregate large amounts of data for logging, search, and analytics, to manage, store and stream unstructured data, and to build scalable cloud computing platforms.

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