Dublin NoSQL Meetup - Apache Gora and the Oracle NoSQL database

Speakers: Apostolos Giannakidis & Lewis John McGibbney

This session presented by Apostolos will introduce the Oracle NoSQL database, its architecture and its API. Next, he will present his work during the Google Summer of Code 2013, which is the new Gora-Oracle datastore module that allows Apache Gora to fully utilise the Oracle NoSQL database as a back-end data store. Finally, he will provide introductory information about the Google Summer of Code 2014 program.

Apache Gora is primarily, but not only, a NoSQL storage abstraction framework, written entirely in Java. Apache Gora is one of the very few object persistence frameworks that support NoSQL datastores, and the only one specifically built for this purpose. More specifically, the Apache Gora framework provides an easy-to-use in-memory data model and persistence for Big Data and supports functionality for persisting to column stores, key value stores, document stores and RDBMSs, and analysing the data with extensive Apache Hadoop MapReduce support. Gora’s overall goal is to become the standard data representation and persistence framework for Big Data.

Oracle NoSQL database is an enterprise-class, distributed, highly scalable, highly available key-value data store that was launched by Oracle in 2011. It is focused to address the low latency data access needs that are required in processing "Big Data" volumes. It is based on the proven and highly-tested Berkeley DB Java Edition and is a pure Java-based implementation. Its Community Edition is Open Source and licensed under the Affero General Public License version 3.

Lewis John McGibbney currently holds a Post Doctoral Research position at Stanford University, CA within engineering informatics with a focus on integration of information from heterogeneous data sources. He is a member of the Apache Software foundation, Vice President of Apache Gora, and sits on the Project Management Committee's of several other project's within the foundation. His work and interests include Web search and information retrieval, Big Data and NoSQL technologies. During Google Summer of Code 2013, Lewis worked as a mentor for Apostolos' gora-oracle project.

Apostolοs Giannakidis is a Software Engineer with a focus on Enterprise Systems. Passionate about databases (he is also an Oracle Database SQL Certified Expert) he explored the NoSQL world through his Google Summer of Code project while studying his MSc in Computer Science at the University of Birmingham. Apostolos currently works as a Software Quality Engineer at Oracle, improving the quality and interoperability of current and future Oracle products and technologies. During the Google Summer of Code 2013, Apostolos worked on extending the Apache Gora data store capabilities to fully support the distributed key/value Oracle NoSQL database.

Doors open 6:30pm with automatic entry only for people who have pre-registered.

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