Speakers

Ted Dunning

Ted has held Chief Scientist positions at Veoh Networks, ID Analytics and at MusicMatch, (now Yahoo Music). Ted is responsible for building the most advanced identity theft detection system on the planet, as well as one of the largest peer-assisted video distribution systems and ground-breaking music and video recommendations systems. Ted has 15 issued and 15 pending patents and contributes to several Apache open source projects including Hadoop, Zookeeper and Hbase. He is also a committer for Apache Mahout. Ted earned a BS degree in electrical engineering from the University of Colorado; a MS degree in computer science from New Mexico State University; and a Ph.D. in computing science from Sheffield University in the United Kingdom. Ted also bought the drinks at one of the very first Hadoop User Group meetings.

Ted Dunning will speak about:
Deep Learning for High Performance Time-series Databases

Keynote – The Next Horizon for NoSQL

Akmal B. Chaudhri

Akmal B. Chaudhri has been working with database technology since 1988. He has held roles as a developer, consultant and product strategist with Reuters, Logica, Computer Associates, Informix and IBM. He has published and presented widely on Java, XML and Database systems and edited or co-edited 10 books. He has worked extensively on world-wide developer relations programs at IBM and world-wide university relations and academic initiative programs at Informix and IBM. His presentations are often very highly-rated by attendees for content, impartiality and entertainment. He holds a BSc (1st Class Hons.) in Computing and Information Systems, MSc in Business Systems Analysis and Design and a PhD in Computer Science. He is a Member of the British Computer Society (MBCS) and a Chartered IT Professional (CITP).

Akmal B. Chaudhri will speak about:
Enhance your Curriculum Vitae with the right NoSQL database skills

Álvaro Agea

Alvaro is a specialist in distributed technologies and participates in the design, development and implementation of new architectures that solve Big Data problems. He uses technologies such as Hadoop, Spark, stream processing systems as Storm, NoSQL databases like Cassandra and enterprise search systems like Solr and ElasticSearch. Currently he is in charge of design and architecture at Stratio.

Álvaro Agea will speak about:
Stratio Deep: an integration layer between Cassandra and Spark

Antonio Alcocer

Antonio is a great developer and big data architect in big data solutions. He is expert in the development with big data technologies. Currently he is in charge of product design at Stratio.

Antonio Alcocer will speak about:
Stratio Deep: an integration layer between Cassandra and Spark

Axel Morgner

Axel is Founder and CEO of Structr, an open-source framework and CMS on Neo4j (https://structr.org). He loves graph databases, open source, and is an active member of the Neo4j community. Before starting Structr in 2010, he co-founded inxire and was a consultant and project manager at Oracle.

The talk of Axel Morgner will be:
Building Graph-based Web Applications with Structr

Boaz Leskes

Boaz Leskes is an Elasticsearch core developer and the author of Sense, the popular front end for Elasticsearch. Boaz's background is diverse, ranging from C++ to C#,Python and Java and sometimes even Javascript. Rumor has it that he has also done Lisp at some point in the past. Based in Amsterdam, he's a fan of faceting, Lucene, monitoring and search.

Boaz Leskes will speak about:
Elasticsearch: Deep dive into analytics using Aggregations

Brian Bulkowski

Brian Bulkowski, founder and CTO of Aerospike Inc. (formerly Citrusleaf), has 20-plus years experience designing, developing and tuning networking systems and high-performance Web-scale infrastructures. He founded Aerospike after learning first hand, the scaling limitations of sharded MySQL systems at Aggregate Knowledge. As director of performance at this media intelligence SaaS company, Brian led the team in building and operating a clustered recommendation engine. Prior to Aggregate Knowledge, Brian was a founding member of the digital TV team at Navio Communications and chief architect of Cable Solutions at Liberate Technologies where he built the high-performance embedded networking stack and the Internet-scale broadcast server infrastructure. Before Liberate, Brian was a lead engineer at Novell, where he was responsible for the AppleTalk stack for Netware 3 and 4.

Brian Bulkowski will speak about:
Combining Real-time and Batch Analytics with NoSQL, Storm and Hadoop

Dr. Claudio Huyskens

Claudio Huyskens received an MBA and a PhD in Information Systems & Technology Management from the University of Cologne. He worked with companies such as METRO Group and Kaufhof on technology implementation issues and publiched his research in leading international journals. Claudio spent two years with an asset manager, developing algorithmic trading strategies, before he co-founded fedger.io in 2013.

Dr. Claudio Huyskens will speak about:
On/Off the Edge – Creating Scalable End-to-End Graphs at fedger.io

Dr. Ernst-Georg Schmid

Ernst-Georg Schmid attained his PhD in Business Information Systems and Operations Research at the University of Duisburg-Essen. He currently works at Bayer Business Services GmbH, Leverkusen. For the past ten years, Ernst-Georg has designed and developed large-scale chemical information systems based on Oracle, now he is moving into Life-Sciences where he will be taming equally nasty genomics data. He is inventor and lead developer of pgchem::tigress, the open-source chemoinformatics extension to the PostgreSQL DBMS.

The talk of Dr. Ernst-Georg Schmid will be:
Single Point of Entry: Integrating relational and semi-structured data with PostgreSQL

Felix Gessert

Felix Gessert is a PhD student in the databases and information systems group at the University of Hamburg. There, he researches and teaches scalable database systems, cloud computing and web technologies. He has been talking about database systems at conferences (e.g. W-JAX) and software companies and has organized scientific conferences about NoSQL databases and cloud computing (e.g. Scalable Cloud Data Management 2013). Besides working on his PhD thesis on caching and transaction management in cloud databases he is building a startup with fellow computer science students to put the ideas into practice.

The talk of Felix Gessert will be:
Scalable Cloud Databases in Research and Practice

Filip Buruiana

Filip Buruiana is working at Google, where he contributes to an internal in-memory database (PowerDrill) able to provide an interactive experience even when going over web-scale data sets. Prior to his work at Google, he worked at Facebook (internships) in the Search Ranking and Platform teams, and at Adobe.

Filip Buruiana will speak about:
Fast approximations for analyzing ten trillion cells

Glauber Costa

Glauber Costa is one of the early engineers responsible for OSv. He previously worked with IBM and Red Hat, contributing for the Xen and KVM hypervisors and other Linux topics in general. More recently he was with Parallels, where he was a Lead Engineer in their Linux Containers efforts.

Glauber Costa will speak about:
OSv and NoSQL

Javier Ramirez

Web developer, daydreamer and all around happy person.Interested in all things internet and how it's reshaping our culture and society.Founder of https://teowaki.com where we try to make developers happier by helping them share technical information, best practices, gossip and lifehacks with their developer friends.

Javier Ramirez will speak about:
API Analytics with Redis and Bigquery

Jennifer Rullmann

Jennifer Rullmann is a Senior Engineer at FoundationDB. She is a regular speaker at meetups in the DC area, presenting on a range of topics including Go, Python, and Startups. She's also a teacher for GeekChic, a programming academy for women.

Jennifer Rullmann will speak about:
NoSQL and ACID

John Sumsion

Wide experience implementing software systems in a variety of languages. Experience developing enterprise web applications in Java. Developed key portions of an enterprise-level web application that allows global access to a common genealogy tree. Participated in a proof-of-concept from-scratch rewrite of the Family Tree data structures and consistency model to enable lower license cost, much higher performance, and much wider scale.

John Sumsion will speak about:
Consistency without Transactions for Global Family Tree

Johnny Miller

Johnny Miller is an experienced developer, architect, team lead and agile coach with a history of working at Sky, AOL Broadband and Alcatel-Lucent. Johnny has architected and delivered a number of platforms using Cassandra as a key component for achieving high availability and efficient scaling.

The talk of Johnny Miller will be:
Going Native with Apache Cassandra

Konrad Beiske

Konrad Beiske is currently working as a developer at Found. He wrote his Master thesis on semantic cache investement in peer to peer databases in 2009 and has been a Java/Scala developer since. In 2012 he gave a talk at Javazone regarding peer to peer systems.

The talk of Konrad Beiske will be:
Maintaining a quorum throughout the lifecycle of your Elasticsearch cluster

Lucian Precup

Since 2010 Lucian acquired, throughout his missions, a fair amount of experience with NoSQL and Enterprise Search. He shares this knowledge in barcamps, user groups and conferences in France. Adelean, the company Lucian founded in 2010, is now an official Elasticsearch Systems Integrator Partner.Before 2010, Lucian developed real time data integration software at Business Objects and SAP. He joined the BI software vendor following the acquisition of a startup issued from the French National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control (INRIA), team that he integrated in 2001.

Lucian Precup will speak about:
Search and Nosql for an information management application

Mahesh Paolini-Subramanya

I'm the V.P. of R&D at Ubiquiti Networks – a manufacturer of disruptive technology platforms for emerging markets. I've been involved in ‘Internet Stuff’ since Day Zero (remember Gopher?), and have spent the recent past building out Erlang-based massively concurrent Cloud Services and VoIP platforms.I have the – dubious – honor of being involved in creating the first web/e-commerce system, the first Java based financial services platform, as well as the first Erlang-based cloud PBX, three products I may never live down.I was previously the CTO of Vocalocity after its merger with Aptela (where I was a founder and CTO). Before that, I was V.P. of Development at Neoglyphics Inc, and CTO of Proxicom where I also led the Technology practice. I have a B. Tech from the Indian Institute of Technology – Kanpur, and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame.

The talk of Mahesh Paolini-Subramanya will be:
Drinking from the Firehose – the NoSQL Way

Mark Needham

Mark is a graph advocate and field engineer for Neo Technology, the company behind the Neo4j graph database. As a field engineer, Mark helps customers embrace graph data and Neo4j building sophisticated solutions to challenging data problems. When he's not with customers Mark is a developer on Neo4j and writes his experiences of being a graphista on a popular blog at https://markhneedham.com/blog

Mark Needham will speak about:
Dating Algorithms with Neo4j

Mat Keep

Mat is part of the MongoDB product team, responsible for building the vision, positioning and content for MongoDB’s products and services, including the analysis of market trends and customer requirements. Prior to MongoDB, Mat was director of product management at Oracle Corp. with responsibility for the MySQL database in web, telecoms, cloud and big data workloads. This followed a series of sales, business development and analyst / programmer positions with both technology vendors and end-user companies.

The talk of Mat Keep will be:
MongoDB Security Architecture: Compliance and Data Protection

Matthew Revell

Matthew Revell is a Technical Evangelist at Couchbase, the company behind the distributed document database. He has been part of teams building services that were too reliant on single points of failure and now spends his days speaking to engineers about how they reduce their reliance on database technology that was designed for a single-threaded world.

Matthew Revell will speak about:
From zero to syncing in 30 minutes

Max Neunhöffer

Max Neunhöffer is a mathematician turned database developer. In his academic career he has worked for 16 years on the development and implementation of new algorithms in computer algebra, mainly for the open source system GAP. During this time he has juggled a lot with mathematical "big data" like group orbits containing trillions of points. Recently he has returned from St Andrews in Scotland to Germany, has shifted his focus to NoSQL databases and now helps to develop ArangoDB.

The talk of Max Neunhöffer will be:
Inside ArangoDB's new Sharding

Michael Hackstein

Michael is a JavaScript and NoSQL enthusiast. In his professional life Michael is member of the ArangoDB core team and developing the web frontend and graph visualisation for this project. In his spare time he is organising colognejs, the JavaScript user group in Cologne Germany scheduled every second month.

Michael Hackstein will speak about:
Build a SPA in 30min

Michael Hunger

Michael Hunger has been passionate about software development for a long time. He is particularly interested in the people who develop software, software craftsmanship, programming languages, and improving code. For the last few years he has been working with Neo Technology on the Neo4j graph database. As the project lead of Spring Data Neo4j he helped developing the idea to become a convenient and complete solution for object graph mapping. He is also taking care of Neo4j cloud hosting efforts. Michael now takes care of the Neo4j community in all regards and is involved with activities in all parts of the company. Good relationships are everywhere in Michael's life. His life concerns his family and children, running his coffee shop and co-working-space, having fun in the depths of a text-based multi-user dungeon, tinkering with and without Lego and much more. As a developer Michael loves to work with many aspects of programming languages, learning new things every day, participating in exciting and ambitious open source projects and contributing and writing software related books and articles. Michael is also an active speaker at conferences and events and a longtime editor at InfoQ.

Michael Hunger will speak about:
Neo4j 2.0 (Graphs)-[:FOR|->(Everyone)

Nathan Bijnens

Nathan Bijnens is a developer with a passion for great code, the web and Big Data. He is focused on data analysis and building Big Data Applications, especially in the IoT world. He follows the rise of (real-time) big data closely, actively developing applications on top of Spark, Hadoop and Storm. He is a huge fan and evangelist of the Lambda Architecture and co-founded lambda-architecture.net to blog and share experience. He advises on Big Data Strategies and evangelizes Big Data to clients and at conferences. Nathan is a member of the Virdata Data team, creating an IoT platform.

The talk of Nathan Bijnens will be:
A real-time (lambda) architecture using Hadoop & Storm.

Nicolas Dalsass

An enthusiastic learner, Nicolas Dalsass is working at Criteo, where he contributes to both nearline and batch processing frameworks. He notably works on high-scale Storm applications and creative ways to use MapReduce. Previous to his work at Criteo, he was an intern at INRIA, studying graph theory and a got a MSc in computer science from Ecole Centrale Paris.

Nicolas Dalsass will speak about:
An eventful journey to real-time joins with Storm and Kafka

Patrick Mulder

In software development, I feel most at home in REPL (read-print-eval–loop) environments, which I discovered for myself around 10 years ago. I worked in data processing of data from measurement equipments, CRMs and last in finances. Last year, I have been working on book "Developing web applications with Backbone.js", where I discuss data abstractions of Backbone.js as well as their usage in full-stack JavaScript applications.

The talk of Patrick Mulder will be:
JavaScript for NoSQL – An Introduction

Pavlo Baron

Pavlo Baron is lead data technologist & scientist with codecentric AG. His current focus of work are near-realtime analytics, event processing and data flows. He has a solid experience in building distributed systems for massive data management, with a strong focus on modern, alternative data stores (NoSQL data stores). Pavlo speaks at different international conferences and has written several german books: “Big Data for IT decision makers”, “Erlang/OTP”, “Pragmatic IT Architecture” and “Fragile Agile”.

The talk of Pavlo Baron will be:
Data on its way to history, interrupted by analytics and silicon

Pere Urbon-Bayes

A Senior Software Engineer with more than 10 years of experience, specialized on delivering graph processing technologies in the area of smart energy data, knowledge management and text analysis at Belectric IT Solutions (ehemals Aperis Gmbh). With special interest on backend development and to provide special solutions to provide meaning to the huge amount of data we’ve right now. When he is not laying around a computer he loves to enjoy the live together with his lovely wife, family and friends.

The talk of Pere Urbon-Bayes will be:
An einfache Hadoop Scheduler

Peter Lawrey

Peter Lawrey likes to inspire developers to improve the craftmanship of their solutions, engineer their systems for simplicity and performance, and enjoy their work more by being creative and innovative. He has a popular blog “Vanilla Java” which gets 120K page views per months, is 3rd on StackOverflow.com for Java, and is lead developer of the OpenHFT project which includes support for off heap memory, thread pinning and low latency persistence and IPC (as low as 100 nano-seconds)

The talk of Peter Lawrey will be:
High Frequency Trading and NoSQL

Philipp Fehre

Before joining Couchbase Phil has been a consultant on many different node.js and NoSQL projects working with many different languages and databases. By helping clients solve problems regarding scalability as well building completely new APIs he gained a broad knowledge of the available platforms and their tradeoffs in the big and small. He's a Developer Evangelist for Couchbase where he works to educate developers on the different parts of using a NoSQL database from mobile to big iron servers.

The talk of Philipp Fehre will be:
From zero to syncing in 30 minutes

Reimar Hofmann

Reimar Hofmann has been working in the area of statistical data analysis and machine learning for more than 15 years. He wrote his PhD thesis at Siemens Corporate technology on inducing causal relationships from data. In 2003 he co-founded the start-up company Panoratio which develops a tool for explorative in-memory data analysis. Since 2009 he is a professor at Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences. Currently he is spending a sabbatical at Google. Explorative data analysis is still his passion, so at Google he is working on statistical techniques for cutting response times of particularly expensive queries down to levels allowing interactive exploration.

Reimar Hofmann will speak about:
Fast approximations for analyzing ten trillion cells

Ron Zavner

Ron Zavner is a Senior Applications Architect at GigaSpaces, with a focus on high-performance, mission-critical systems and cloud computing. Ron founded RabbitSEO, an online marketing web application, served in various customer-facing and technology roles, and now primarily works with customers in the areas of distributed in-memory computing, big data, & private and public cloud environments. He has over a decade of technology experience, specializing in Java and cloud technologies.

Ron Zavner will speak about:
Complex analytics with NoSQL data store in RT [emphasizing nested queries, projection] 

Russell Brown

I'm a software engineer at Basho who has had a mild obsession with bringing CRDTs to Riak.

Russell Brown will speak about:
CRDTs in Riak

Simon Elliston Ball

Simon is a head of the Big Data team at Red Gate, focusing on researching and building tools to interact with Big Data platforms. Previously he has worked in the data intensive worlds of hedge funds and financial trading, ERP and e-Commerce, as well as designing and running nationwide networks and websites. These days his head is in Big Data and visualisation.In the course of those roles, he’s designed and built several organisation-wide data and networking infrastructures, headed up research and development teams, and designed (and implemented) numerous digital products and high-traffic transactional websites.For a change of technical pace, he writes and produces screencasts on front-end web technologies such as ExtJS, and is an avid NodeJS programmer. In the past he has also edited novels, written screenplays, developed web sites and built a photography business.

The talk of Simon Elliston Ball will be:
When to NoSQL and when to Know SQL

Stephan Ewen

Stephan Ewen is a 5th-year Ph.D. student at the Berlin University of Technology. He is the lead developer of the Stratosphere project that creates a next-generation system for Big Data analysis. Stephan has been an intern in the field of data analytics at Microsoft Research, USA, IBM Research, USA, and IBM Germany Development. He holds a Masters degree in computer science from the University of Stuttgart.

Stephan Ewen will speak about:
Big Data looks tiny from Stratosphere

Tim Perry

Tim Perry is both a technical lead and the open-source champion at Softwire, a bespoke software development company based in North London, leading teams to build a wide variety of great software at every scale for our clients, and helping Softwire to engage with and give back to the wider software development community.Outside of work he's also a prolific open-source contributor to a huge selection of projects including JUnit, Ektorp, Knockout and Lodash, along with some of his own, such as loglevel, and is feverishly enthusiastic about all things relating to automated testing, polyglot persistence, and good old-fashioned high-quality software development.

The talk of Tim Perry will be:
Building resilient infrastructure with CouchDB

Tobias Trelle

Tobias Trelle is a senior IT consultant at codecentric AG, Düsseldorf/Germany. He's into IT business for nearly 20 years and is interested in software architecture and scalable solutions. Tobias is running the MongoDB user group Düsseldorf and gives talks on MongoDB at conferences and user groups. Right now, he is authoring a German book on MongoDB.

Tobias Trelle will speak about:
NoSQLUnit – Test Automation for NoSQL Databases

Tobias Voß

Tobias is a software engineer and project manager at viadee IT-Unternehmensberatung. He is lead engineer of the NoSQL-based backend of the mobile app bestellbar, which the viadee developed to make ordering in your favorite bar easier and faster. He has a solid experience in designing and developing backend systems for finance customers on Java EE or mainframe architectures using traditional relational databases.

Tobias Voß will speak about:
Strong Consistency with NoSQL Databases

Uwe Friedrichsen

Uwe Friedrichsen travels the IT world for many years. As a fellow of codecentric AG he can live out his curiosity about new ideas ptand conces as well as his joy at outside-the-box thinking. His current focus areas are distributed, highly scalable systems and architecture in post-agile environments. Often, you can find him on conferences sharing his ideas, or as author of articles, blog posts, tweets and more.

The talk of Uwe Friedrichsen will be:
Self-healing data step by step

Yann Schwartz

Over years of experience in finance, social gaming, and search engines, Yann Schwartz has found himself dragged kicking and screaming toward distributed systems and bigger and bigger data. These days he's not screaming that much any more, and works at Criteo in the Scalability team, notably on streaming and event processing topics.

Yann Schwartz will speak about:
An eventful journey to real-time joins with Storm and Kafka