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MapDB: The Agile Java Database

At Cloud Expo, CodeFutures CEO Cory Isaacson and Jan Kotek to discuss how to break the Java Heap barrier

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MapDB is an Apache-licensed open source database specifically designed for Java developers. The library uses the standard Java Collections API, making it totally natural for Java developers to use and adopt, while scaling database size from GBs to TBs. MapDB is very fast and supports an agile approach to data, allowing developers to construct flexible schemas to exactly match application needs and tune performance, durability and caching for specific requirements.

In their session at 14th Cloud Expo, Cory Isaacson, CEO/CTO of CodeFutures, and Jan Kotek, the MapDB developer, will discuss:

  • MapDB Architecture
  • How to break the Java Heap barrier
  • Using Maps as a database
  • MapDB Benchmark
  • MapDB Examples

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Speaker Bios:
Cory Isaacson is CEO/CTO of CodeFutures Corporation, maker of dbShards, a leading database scalability suite providing a true "shared nothing" architecture for relational databases. He has authored numerous articles in a variety of publications including "SOA Magazine," "Database Trends and Applications," and recently authored the book Software Pipelines and SOA (Addison Wesley). Cory has more than twenty years' experience with advanced software architectures, and has worked with many of the world's brightest innovators in the field of high-performance computing. He has spoken at hundreds of public events and seminars, and assisting numerous organizations address the real-world challenges of application performance and scalability - effectively applying emerging technologies to a variety of fields including social networking, mobile applications, gaming and high volume transaction systems. In his prior position as president of Rogue Wave Software, he actively led the company back to a position of profitable growth, culminating in a successful acquisition by a leading private equity firm. Cory can be reached at: [email protected]

Jan Kotek is the primary developer for MapDB, an Apache-licensed open source database for Java developers (http://www.mapdb.org). He has contributed to many open source projects in his career, including JDBM3, JDBM4, Kotlin Eclipse JDT, and HealPIX (an astronomical spatial library). He has a large depth of experience in low-level database internals, including memory structures, indexing techniques, and disk I/O optimization. Most recently Jan has joined the CodeFutures team, gaining further support for the MapDB project, enabling him to work full time on the project.

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