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Impressions of show season….so far
Nov 12 2014
As veterans of high tech all know, trade shows and conferences are all lumped into two compressed time periods every year: May and early June and then again late September, October and early November. NuoDB hit the ground running for the fall season as usual. We love to get out and meet new prospects, old friends and partners; complain about the airlines; the hotels losing packages; and show off the latest version of NuoDB – Swifts Release 2.1.
NuoDB was well represented last week at Booth 615, Cloud Expo West in Santa Clara. Then we pulled up stakes last Thursday and have moved on to AWS re:Invent and the Dassault Systemes 3D Experience Forum, both in Las Vegas, this week. It’s definitely show season.
Dassault Systemes is a NuoDB customer and an investor. This is our first time at one of their events. First impressions? These folks really know how to put on a show! We’ll have more on AWS and the 3D Experience Forum next week……back to some observations on Cloud Expo.
The weather was great in Santa Clara and a welcome break from November’s grey New England skies. We heard from many visitors that their experiences with traditional SQL as well as NoSQL databases were similar in that they often had to make significant trade offs in terms of consistency, reliability, and/or cost to make their systems scale. The bottom line was everyone is very receptive to a distributed, active/active, SQL database.
Along that line, we’ve put together some technical issues to consider before making a decision about distributed databases that we hope will give you food for thought.
It also seemed to us that there were many telco companies at the show. That might be a self-fulfilling prophecy though. We have a good solution for the telecommunications market. Overall we heard technical talk centered on a couple themes at the show:
- Security in the cloud remains a hot topic and top concern
- The Internet of Things was on everyone’s mind.