Rich Hickey

Rich Hickey
Author, Datomic


Rich Hickey, the author of the Clojure programming language and designer of the Datomic database system, is a software developer with over 20 years of experience in various domains. Rich has worked on scheduling systems, broadcast automation, audio analysis and fingerprinting, database design, yield management, exit poll systems, and machine listening, in a variety of languages.


Grand Ballroom (NY Hilton)
Rich Hickey (Datomic)
Average rating: ***..
(3.44, 18 ratings)
While moving away from single powerful servers, distributed databases still tend to be monolithic solutions. But e.g. key-value storage is rapidly becoming a commodity service, on which richer databases might be built. What are the implications? Read more.
Hadoop & Beyond, Grand West (NY Hilton)
Rich Hickey (Datomic)
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(3.33, 3 ratings)
The big data movement has highlighted the value of historical information, and storage is readily available, so why are you still using an update-in-place database? In this talk we'll deconstruct the traditional monolithic database with an eye towards leveraging the scaling properties of distributed architectures, while meeting the business needs for complete historical information. Read more.


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