Highlights from CouchConf World Tour

Posted by Patty Youngclaus

October 02, 2012 @ 12:03 PM

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to travel out to beautiful San Francisco for the CouchConf World Tour. The one-day, three-track event was presented by Couchbase, a Silicon Valley-based enterprise software company that offers NoSQL products for mission-critical systems.

More than 400 architects and software engineers from the United States, Europe and Asia convened at Bently Reserve, the West Coast's premier destination for technology-based social gatherings, to learn about the recently released beta of Couchbase Server 2.0. Additionally, speakers from world-renowned companies including Orbitz, McGraw-Hill, IBM, Reuters, LinkedIn and of course, TheLadders, led fact-packed sessions about real-world applications of NoSQL technology.

After a morning of thought-provoking presentations, I used my lunch break to take pictures of historical buildings and landmarks in downtown San Francisco. When I returned to the conference, it was my turn to do the talking. I sat alongside developers from Reuters and XO group in a panel discussion on caching, led by Matt Ingenthron of Couchbase.

We shared our production deployments with the audience, and spoke about challenges of scaling websites and caching tier implementations. I had an opportunity to present our cache invalidation solution based on Clustrix/MySQL binary logs processing, and the audience was quite receptive to my advice about solving cache coherence problems. My hope is that they walked away with some practical guidance that will help them solve real-time complications.

After the session I hung out in the Couchbase Lounge and provided curious attendees with more detail on our database solution.

No doubt about it, the conference was a great success and I would like give a big “thanks” to Couchbase folks who organized it. Kudos!


Dmitri Mikhailov is the Principal Database Architect for TheLadders. Prior to TheLadders, Dmitri worked for Fortune Global 500 companies in Europe and the United States. He’s worked with big data for over two decades, designing and developing efficient solutions on every major database platform.











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