Geolocation in MongoDB at San Francisco MonogoDB User Group

Thanks to 10gen for having me over at the last user group meetup in SF to speak on “Geolocation in MongoDB”. I have been leveraging MonogoDB’s geolocation features as a part of the super awesome, yet to be released app: doaround. I shared some of the essentials of geolocation in MongoDB during this session and plan on covering some more at the Silicon Valley MonogoDB Meetup in Palo Alto this coming January.

Thanks to all who came for my session. Thanks also for all the great questions and the conversation after the session. Here is the presentation from the session:

Research Papers and Videos on Google Bigtable, GFS, Chubby and MapReduce

Thanks all for coming to my talk today on sorted ordered column-family stores at the Silicon Valley Cloud Computing Meetup. Here are the links to the Google’s research papers and a couple of videos that relate to Bigtable (and Google App Engine internals):

Bigtable: A Distributed Storage System for Structured Data

The Chubby Lock Service for Loosely-Coupled Distributed Systems

The Google File System

MapReduce: Simplified Data Processing on Large Clusters

BigTable: A Distributed Structured Storage System —

Google I/O 2008 – App Engine Datastore Under the Covers —

Enjoy reading the research papers and watching the videos!

Special Guest at the NIT PowerConnect

The NIT (National Institute of Technology) Almuni Network in the Silicon Valley organizes a monthly power connect networking event. I am honored to be invited as a special guest to their event this evening. I am not an NIT alumni (I attended St. Stephen’s College, XLRI and Courant, NYU) but do know that NIT (which was formerly known as REC) produces a number of very bright engineers every year. Although, IIT is the big global brand from India which has produced a number of very smart and well-recognized engineers, few know that NIT has a lot of great success stories as well.

I will be leading the conversation on NoSQL and Cloud Computing and would participate in a panel discussion on “Snakes and Ladders – How to climb the corporate Ladder” with a bunch of well-known and respected professionals including Bala Sahejpal (IT Director at Juniper Networks), Paul Chen (Director at PapayaMobile), Dilip Saraf (a career coach), Anand Kamannavar (Applied Ventures) and Biren Gandhi (Ex Studio CTO Zynga). Looking forward to the exciting event this evening. If you are coming to the event then look forward to seeing you there.

NoSQL Sessions at Silicon Valley Cloud Computing Meetup in January 2011

After Santa Claus has come and gone, NoSQL is coming to town! Come January 2011, I present the core NoSQL ideas, concepts, tools and technologies via a set of 4 day back-to-back sessions at the Silicon Valley Cloud Computing Meetup. The schedule is as follows:

Jan 24th (Monday): NoSQL Series – Part 1: Getting friendly with document databases
Jan 25th (Tuesday): NoSQL Series – Part 2: Nothing beats a distributed hash
Jan 26th (Wednesday): NoSQL Series – Part 3: HBase beyond the “Hello World!”
Jan 27th (Thursday): NoSQL Series – Part 4: Eventually it’s consistent
The venue is:
Fenwick & West
801 California St
Mountain View, CA 94041

Each day session starts at 7pm so you don’t have to miss work to join us for these sessions. Actually, wanted to make sure everyone was tired after a long day’s work so there were less questions :)

Each session is about an hour and a half long with a short break of 5 mins. or so in the middle. There is pizza, veggies and desserts to go along with the talk.

Thanks to Sebastian Stadil for organizing the Silicon Valley Cloud Computing Meetup and making these sessions possible. If you are into big data, cloud computing and web scale stuff and are in the bay area then this meetup is surely the one you should join.

All these talks will leverage my efforts towards writing Wiley’s Professional NoSQL (coming end of Q1/Q2 2011).