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  • 2011-12-07 - Holiday Meeting, Various

  • 2011-11-02 - Free Database Systems: What They Should Be, And Why You Should Care, James Lowden
    18:30, Suspenders Bar and Restaurant

    Abstract

    Open source databases depressingly mimic proprietary ones. They compete on "features". They don`t share code or ideas. They don;t formulate a standard a la the IETF and then strive for interoperability. And they are not working toward creating a true RDBMS.

    RDMBSs are important and technically challenging. Its time to bring database management systems -- MySQL, Firebird, Postgres, Ingres, Rel, MonetDB, SQLite, sapdb, et al. -- into the Internet age. Lets use the tools that made the Internet possible to get out of the database doldrums.

    Goals for free DMBSs:

    • Community
    • Standard wire protocol
    • Standard API
    • New query language
    • Shared language parser and query optimization library
    • Adopt lessons from Unix about namespaces and interfaces
    • Be the thinking man`s choice
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    Speaker Bio

    James K. Lowden works in quantitative research systems at AllianceBernstein. He began working with C, C++, and SQL around 1985, and NetBSD since 1.5. In his copious spare time he has for many years been the maintainer of the FreeTDS project (www.freetds.org).



  • 2011-10-05 - Clang on FreeBSD, ADAM David Alan Martin
  • 2011-09-07 - RP Counterattack and Net Sensor, Boris Kochergin
  • 2011-08-03 - BSD Networking Topics, Various
  • 2011-07-06 - Aggregating Metrics & Events, Alexis LĂȘ-QuĂ
  • 2011-06-01 - 'High Availability' with FreeBSD Jails and ZFS, Isaac ".ike" Levy
  • 2011-05-04 - The Unix Method of Development Management, William Baxter
  • 2011-04-06 - BSD High Availability, Sam Banks
  • 2011-03-02 - BigBlueButton, Dru Lavigne
  • 2011-02-02 - BSD Networking, Various
  • 2011-01-05 - An Introduction to WebDAV, Ivan Ivanov

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