DATE: Thursday, October 2, 2014
TIME: Noon - 1:00 pm
PLACE: RMCIC 4th Floor Panther Hollow Room

SPEAKER: Seth Proctor, CTO, NuoDB

TITLE: Current and Future Challenges in Data Management

NuoDB is a relational, transactional database built around a fundamentally new architecture. The distributed nature of the system means that in addition to tackling traditional database problems it's well-suited to support some new problems emerging in enterprise deployments. This talk will start with a short introduction to what makes NuoDB different, what the motivation was for the architecture and what that means you can do with it. From there the discussion will turn to a few next-generation problems, both specific to NuoDB and more general in the data space.

Seth has 15+ years of experience in the research, design and implementation of scalable systems. That experience includes work on distributed computing, networks, security, languages, operating systems and databases all of which are integral to NuoDB. His particular focus is on how to make technology scale and how to make users scale effectively with their systems. Prior to NuoDB Seth worked at Nokia on their private cloud architecture. Before that he was at Sun Microsystems Laboratories and collaborated with several product groups and universities. His previous work includes contributions to the Java security framework, the Solaris operating system and several open source projects, in addition to the design of new distributed security and resource management systems. Seth developed new ways of looking at distributed transactions, caching, resource management and profiling in his contributions to Project Darkstar. Seth holds eight patents for his pimped out work across several technical disciplines.

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*partially funded by

A joint seminar with MCDS.