Fantastic VoltDB presentation (video and slides available) by Tim Callaghan at the Boston MySQL User Group

Special thanks to Tim Callaghan for giving a fantastic presentation of VoltDB at Monday's Boston MySQL User Group meeting. Even though the title was "for SQL developers" there was a lot of content for DBAs as well (how backups are done, what the data and server-level architecture is, etc). It was an EXCELLENT presentation on how VoltDB works, and what applications it is and is not appropriate for. The video is almost 2 hours long; there's a LOT of excellent information in it.

The slides can be downloaded (PPT format) from:
http://technocation.org/files/doc/2010_09_VoltDB.ppt

Here's the original description:

This meetup's topic is "VoltDB as an SQL Developer", presented by Tim Callaghan of VoltDB.

- Overview of VoltDB
- Comparing and contrasting with traditional OLTP databases
- Migration and Development
- Q+A

About Tim Callaghan
Tim spent the 90's learning Oracle at Investors Bank & Trust and the 00's crafting a massive Oracle based SaaS application at CrunchTime! (www.crunchtime.com). Along the way he has dabbled in other databases (PostgreSQL, SQL Server, MySQL) and too many programming languages to list. Tim joined VoltDB as Field Engineer/Community Advocate in September 2009.

The video is online at:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gjg8LTEaLbc

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