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October 3-5, 2016

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Polyglot Persistence - DIVERGENT Databases for Different Purposes

Polyglot Persistence - DIVERGENT Databases for Different Purposes

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50 minutes conference


This presentation will discuss the rise of polyglot persistence in datastore options and technologies then delve into multiple current database technologies that are hot in the NoSQL and Big Data world today – MongoDB, Elastic, Kafka, and Hadoop. Kimberly will provide a brief overview, best use cases, basic architecture, and dive into the high availability (HA) characteristics and implementations for each technology. The desired takeaways are a good sense of what each technology is, when to use which, and how to best optimize each for performance, along with some specific examples for each technology. Additionally she will discuss combining the techs together to get the absolute best from your overall operational architecture. 45-50 Minutes


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Kimberly Wilkins

Principal Engineer/Databases, ObjectRocket by Rackspace


Kimberly Wilkins is an ObjectRocket's Principal Engineer/Database Denizen having over 16 years working on various database platforms primarily with Oracle databases and associated products (RAC, Enterprise Manager, Exadata, GoldenGate). She has worked at ObjectRocket by Rackspace for the last 2 years supporting the MongoDB NoSQL practice area helping customers large and small with their MongoDB implementations and problems.Before that she worked on databases and apps for an early online auto auction site, re-architected multiple enterprise environments to Linux, deployed RAC (early and later versions), and worked closely with storage systems. One notable fun project was re-engineering the database and storage infrastructure 6 months before launch for SWTOR- Star Wars The Old Republic MMO game. In her sparsely indexed spare time she enjoys wine, food, and embracing a variety of knowledge from all sources - currently involving Hadoop Spark, and its peripherals. Link to video of Kim presenting on Running MongoDB at Scale for Rackspace :: Solve New York May 7, 2015: Contact Information:, @dba_denizen

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