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PhillyDB: Big Data Analytics with Vertica Systems

Submitted by admin on Thu, 05/10/2012 - 10:24

May 15, 2012 · 6:00 PM

Big Data Analytics with Vertica Systems an HP Company

Organizations of all sizes are generating massive amounts of data that, when analyzed properly, can deliver a true competitive advantage in today's fast-paced business environment. But, in order to take advantage of all this data, you need the right tools to manage and analyze in real time, and at scale.

Learn how Vertica can provide unparalleled performance to:

- Extract value from data at the speed and scale you need to thrive in today's economy
- Deploy an analytics architecture built for today's most demanding, real-time analytic workloads
- Deliver high-speed data transformations to accelerate the loading of your data
- Leverage Big Data Insights to create competitive advantage
- Creating Predictive Models to help save their company millions of dollars

Learn how and why Michael Stonebraker created this game changing technology

Create an agile IT environment that scales, controls risk, and reduces project timelines with the lowest entry cost and total cost of ownership in the industry


6:00 - 6:30 - Pizza, soda and socializing with the other groups meeting at MSB
6:30 - 8:00 - Presentation

PhillyDB: Database Throwdown 2012 - Philly Tech Week

Submitted by admin on Fri, 04/13/2012 - 11:19

Over the last couple of years the database market has exploded with new options, including key value stores, document databases, column stores, map/reduce frameworks and graph databases. Relational products are advancing too, including in-memory options from both commercial vendors and open source projects.

As part of Philly Tech Week, this PhillyDB event will host representatives from several different products and projects in order to help you understand what your choices are, how they work, and what kinds of problems each is best suited for.

Confirmed participants include:

Vertica - an MPP column-store db from Michael Stonebraker
Oracle - the reigning enterprise champ, plus MySQL (and more)
Basho - providers of the powerful, open-source, distributed Riak db
Hortonworks - enterprise-grade Hadoop from core contributors
GT.M - A proven ACID KV/document store from our own back yard
MongoDB - scalable, high-performance, open source NoSQL DB
PostgreSQL - world's most advanced open source database

Register at the PhillyDB site

PhillyDB: Introductory Database Course - Part 2 - Data Modeling

Submitted by admin on Wed, 03/14/2012 - 15:30

In part 1 - Intro to SQL - you learned the basics of CRUD:

- Create - put data into tables using INSERT
- Read - access the data in tables using SELECT
- Update - change the data in tables using UPDATE
- Delete - remove the data from tables using DELETE

This gave you an understanding of how to work with databases that other people created. But many of you are working on your own projects, and sometimes have trouble understanding how to create your databases.

So in this meetup we're going to talk about data modeling - how to organize your data and structure the tables that the data will be stored in.

The goal of this meetup is to work our way through several examples, from simple to more complex. We think that you will learn best if these examples are relevant to you. So if you're having trouble figuring out how to start a project - for work, for a non-profit, for a hobby, whatever - let me know via email, and we'll see if we can work that into the agenda

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