James Phillips

James Phillips
Founder, Couchbase, Inc.


James Phillips, Couchbase Co-founder
James Phillips is a software geek, entrepreneur and investor. He taught himself to code on the Apple II and TRS-80 microcomputer platforms and founded his first software company, later acquired by Symantec, in 1985. He continues today as a serial software entrepreneur focused on distributed systems, cloud computing infrastructure and database software technologies. Most recently James co-founded Couchbase, provider of open source NoSQL database solutions; prior to that he was founder of Akimbi Systems, which was acquired by VMware in 2006. James is a frequent speaker at industry events including O’Reilly Web 2.0, HadoopWorld, Under the Radar, VMworld, OracleWorld, SD Forum, InfoWorld Executive Forum, CloudSlam, OSBC and others.


Office Hour, Exhibit Hall (Office Hours A)
James Phillips (Couchbase, Inc.)
* Mobile-to-cloud data synchronization * Geospatial data processing * Unstructured data management * Analyzing unstructured data with map-reduce Read more.
James Phillips (Couchbase, Inc.)
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Mobile devices offer boundless opportunities for collection and presentation of temporally- and spatially-relevant data. But there are obstacles: intermittent connectivity as well as processing, storage and other constraints. Featuring real-world apps, this session covers device data collection; device-device and device-cloud data synchronization; and data aggregation and analysis in the cloud. Read more.


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