RethinkDB: Why Start a New Database Company in 2010

Slava Akhmechet (RethinkDB), Michael Glukhovsky (RethinkDB)
Keynote
Location: Ballroom EFGH
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Why start a new database company? What is RethinkDB all about? What will database technology look like twenty years from now? In this talk we will explore these questions, present some of the exciting technology we’ve been developing at RethinkDB, and show how it fits into our larger vision of what database systems may look like in the future. If you’ve been wondering where database technology is headed, join us for this keynote! We’ll explore whether traditional database systems can stand the test of time, and talk about why we think solid-state drives are a catalyst for a new golden age of database technology.

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Slava Akhmechet

RethinkDB

Slava has worked as a consultant for infrastructure software, consumer web, and financial companies while getting his B.S. degree in Computer Science. After graduating, he has worked for three years as a software engineer in the financial industry. He is now on leave from a Ph.D. program in Computer Science at Stony Brook University, working full time on RethinkDB.

He is interested in high level programming languages, compilers, data storage systems, thai boxing, and software start-ups. In his (very limited) spare time he maintains a blog at www.defmacro.org.

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Michael Glukhovsky

RethinkDB

Michael is a founder of RethinkDB, the database for solid-state drives. He is passionate about producing high-quality technology that solves real problems. Outside work, he’s interested in linguistics, cognitive science, and interaction design. There’s nothing in life he loves more than a good pastrami sandwich, and immersing himself in completely foreign cultures.

  • Oracle
  • Monty Program
  • Calpont
  • Facebook
  • Gear6
  • Infobright, Inc
  • JasperSoft
  • Joyent
  • Kickfire
  • NorthScale, Inc.
  • Percona
  • Schooner Information Technology
  • Solid Quality Mentors (SolidQ)
  • Intel
  • Pentaho
  • Linux Pro Magazine

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