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The stage is set this November for a NOSQL clash of the titans.

Sharing the stage at Skills Matter's first-ever NOSQL eXchange will be some of the biggest and brightest names working in NOSQL today -- and it's almost a guarantee that good natured sparks will fly.

Following an opening gambit from Jim Webber of Neo Techology, Emil Eifrem -- founder of the Neo4j open source graph database project -- will give the keynote talk on the state of NOSQL. Following hot on Emil's heels comes Russell Brown of Basho Technologies talking about Riak, and Brendan McAdams -- creator of Casbah -- rocking his knowledge of MongoDB.

Following some recent debates and comparisons of how MongoDB compares to Cassandra, temperatures are set to rise when the fearless leader of the London Cassandra User Group, Dave Gardner, kicks off the afternoon with a presentation on why you would want to use Cassandra. Dave Gardner is followed swiftly by Ian Robinson -- co-author of REST in Practice and Director of Customer Success for Neo Technology -- with a talk on Neo4j.

Rounding off the day's presentations comes Aleksa Vukotic -- author of Apache Tomcat 7 and Pro Spring 3 -- giving an end-user talk on CouchDB, and with a talk on Polyglot Persistence comes Robert Rees -- CTO of Idea management startup Wazoku -- on the theory of mixing your stores and the practical experience.

The finale comes after the formal talks finish with the NOSQL eXchange's parkbench panel discussion -- a hands-on and community led discussion, the experts will be debating the strengths and weaknesses of different NOSQL approaches and the use-cases they might be suitable for. This is historically the place where innovations have been made at previous conferences, and the first NOSQL eXchange promises to continue the tradition.


There is a fantastic selection of speakers lined up for this first NOSQL eXchange, and we're all very excited at the programme that Jim Webber has helped to put together. The response from the community has been very encouraging -- it was very difficult to choose just one day's worth of talks, but if this first eXchange is a success, Skills Matter hopes to be running the NOSQL eXchange fairly frequently from 2012

TOPICS: MongoDB, CouchDB, Cassandra, Riak, and Neo4j
WHAT: NOSQL eXchange 2011
WHERE: The Skills Matter eXchange, London
WHEN: Nov 2 2011 , 9:30AM
COST: £195 (first 50 tickets will go for £50)
EVENT TAG: #nosqlx
FULL DETAILS AND REGISTRATION: http://skillsmatter.com/event/nosql/nosql-big-data-exchange-2011/js-2518

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