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Brian Bulkowski

Brian Bulkowski
co-founder, CTO & Product, Aerospike

Website | @aerospikedb

Brian Bulkowski, founder and CTO of Aerospike Inc. (formerly Citrusleaf), has 20-plus years experience designing, developing and tuning networking systems and high-performance Webscale infrastructures. He founded Aerospike after learning first hand, the scaling limitations of sharded MySQL systems at Aggregate Knowledge. As director of performance at this media intelligence SaaS company, Brian led the team in building and operating a clustered recommendation engine. Prior to Aggregate Knowledge, Brian was a founding member of the digital TV team at Navio Communications and chief architect of Cable Solutions at Liberate Technologies where he built the high-performance embedded networking stack and the Internetscale broadcast server infrastructure. Before Liberate, Brian was a lead engineer at Novell, where he was responsible for the AppleTalk stack for Netware 3 and 4.


Office Hours
Table 3 (Exhibit Hall)
Brian Bulkowski (Aerospike)
Stop by and talk to Brian about Flash, solid-state drives, and scaling real-time big data driven applications. Specifically, Brian will help you learn about storage options, and what works and what doesn’t in Flash; architecting low-latency, high-throughput applications, and cacheless architectures; and big data management with Hadoop, Storm, Spark, and NoSQL. Read more.
Grand Ballroom F
Brian Bulkowski (Aerospike), Srini Srinivasan (Aerospike), Geir Magnusson Jr (AppNexus), Ian Campbell (Neustar)
Enterprise developers can learn valuable lessons from pioneers in ad-tech. Second only to high frequency trading in low latency, real-time bidding platforms have fewer than 100 milliseconds to win a bid and serve an ad. Learn proven techniques for building a successful system capable of storing context on billions of users and devices and processing queries and updates within a few milliseconds. Read more.