Tim O'Brien

Tim O'Brien
Consultant, Discursive

Website | @tobrien

Tim has authored and co-authored a number of books for O’Reilly including: Maven: The Definitive Guide, The Jakarta Commons Cookbook, Maven: A Developer’s Notebook, and Harnessing Hibernate. He has also written a number of popular open source books including: Maven by Example, Maven: The Complete Reference, Repository Management with Nexus, and The Maven Cookbook.

Tim focuses on helping developers understand various topics including development infrastructure, general architecture, and emerging approaches to persistence. He has contributed to open source projects at Apache.


Beyond Hadoop Great America Ballroom J
Tim O'Brien (Discursive)
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While the industry has been busy abandoning the relational database and calling it a fundamentally limited technology, several trends are conspiring to revive the good old RDBMS. While it might not resemble the MySQL or Oracle database you are running today, this talk will explore how hardware trends, software trends, and industry research are point to SQL, structure, and ACID at scale. Read more.


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