Living Together In An Open Cloud World

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Scheduled: Tuesday, June 1, 2010 from 4:45 – 5:30pm in Burnside

Excerpt

With millions of users signing on daily to access their favorite social media services – be it Twitter, Facebook or Digg – a developer’s worst fear is not having the backend support to house and provide access to such huge amounts of related data.

Industry efforts to architect next generation databases that can scale massively by pairing open source databases and content management technologies with cloud-computing are underway. The door is also “opening” to a whole new world of user benefits which will be made possible by access to data -- cross-cloud -- in non-proprietary databases and content management systems.

Description

With millions of users signing on daily to access their favorite social media services – be it Twitter, Facebook or Digg – a developer’s worst fear is not having the backend support to house and access to such huge amounts of related data.

Industry efforts to architect next-generation databases that can scale massively by pairing open source databases and content management technologies with cloud-computing are underway. The door is also opening to a whole new world of user benefits which will be made possible by access to data — cross-cloud — in non-proprietary databases and content management systems.

The Apache Cassandra Project and Drizzle are open alternatives to traditional databases that offer new opportunities by using cloud computing to improve performance. Both are going to change the way we think about databases for the next few decades. And, from the content management side Drupal has become the ‘go-to’ open source software for the publication and management of website content.

In this session, Jonathan Bryce, co-founder of The Rackspace Cloud, will discuss the recent movement – from both developer and vendor – for open cloud initiatives, while also addressing:

  • A basic overview of Cassandra, Drizzle and Drupal with case scenarios for each
  • The unique ways cloud providers are working with open database projects to maximize user experience
  • Traditional, distributed and non-relational databases
  • Enhancing site scale and performance by taking advantage of cloud-based file storage/CDN

Speaking experience

Speaker

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    Jonathan Bryce

    CTO and Founder, The Rackspace Cloud

    Biography

    Jonathan Bryce is CTO & Founder of The Rackspace Cloud. He started his career working as a web developer for the managed hosting giant, Rackspace. During his tenure at Rackspace, Bryce and co-worker Todd Morey had a vision to build a sophisticated web hosting environment where users and businesses alike could turn to design, develop and deploy their ideal web site – all without being responsible for procuring the technology, installing it or making sure it is built to be always available. This vision, along with help from Rackspace, was turned into The Rackspace Cloud. The Rackspace Cloud is the home of Cloud Sites, Cloud Files and Cloud Servers, providing enterprise-grade hosting and storage services. The Rackspace Cloud provides an easily managed interface allowing developers, designers and IT managers to deploy reliable web applications quickly and easily as well as high performance cloud-based storage services. Founded by two Rackspace employees, The Rackspace is built upon a cross platform, clustered-computing architecture.

    Sessions

      • Title: Living Together In An Open Cloud World
      • Track: Chemistry
      • Room: Burnside
      • Time: 4:455:30pm
      • Excerpt:

        With millions of users signing on daily to access their favorite social media services – be it Twitter, Facebook or Digg – a developer’s worst fear is not having the backend support to house and provide access to such huge amounts of related data.

        Industry efforts to architect next generation databases that can scale massively by pairing open source databases and content management technologies with cloud-computing are underway. The door is also “opening” to a whole new world of user benefits which will be made possible by access to data — cross-cloud — in non-proprietary databases and content management systems.

      • Speakers: Jonathan Bryce