Data & Applications Across the Void :: Distributing Systems

Accepted Session
Short Form
Scheduled: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 from 4:45 – 5:30pm in B304


I'll be covering the technology that is now being used for the largest scale systems and how that technology is used, how it is connected, and how it keeps large volumes of data available for everything from genomic research, mass e-commerce processing or keeping medical data safe from loss.


Today distributing applications is relatively easy, until you get to the data side of things. This is where the complexity in most applications comes into focus, where does the data go? How do I replicate or synchronize the data? How do or where do I cache data? What’s the geographic issues with data in one place and applications in another? How does the gravity of the data affect my application?

This talk will hone in on key details around implementing a true distributed system across geographically dispersed areas and how to provide the end user a solid synchronized experience while using the application. Examples will be provided with hybrid computing solutions and distributed software solutions including distributed databases, PaaS Deployment packaging and other key technologies.

Speaking experience

I speak frequently at user groups in Portland, Seattle and other cities. I also make every endeavor to speak at conferences on a regular basis too.