VMWare vFabric SQLFire - scalable SQL instead of NoSQL
There is quite a bit of buzz thesedays on "NoSQL" databases. The lack of transactions and good support for querying (SQL) has been a problem for many to adopt these solutions. This talk presents, VMWare SQLFire, a distributed SQL data management solution that melds Apache Derby (borrowing SQL drivers, parsing and some aspects of the engine) and an object data grid (GemFire) to offer a horizontally scalable, memory oriented data management system where developers can continue to use SQL. We focus on new primitives that extend the well known SQL Data definition syntax for data partitioning and replication strategies but leaving the "select" and data manipulation part of SQL intact so it only minimally impacts your application.
I gave this presentation at What's next, Paris 2011(http://www.whatsnextparis.com/abouttheseminar.html).