Schedule: Products & Services sessions

In these sponsored sessions, OSCON sponsors and exhibitors will discuss their products & services in detail. Those interested in learning more about the product or service are encouraged to attend. These sessions are open to all attendees with a badge.

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Location: E141
Will Reese (Rackspace Hosting)
Average rating: ***..
(3.80, 5 ratings)
Know before you build. Knowing the principles of distributed systems is the first step in building any large cloud based system. Read more.
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Location: E142
Tags: mysql
Giuseppe Maxia (Continuent)
Average rating: **...
(2.86, 7 ratings)
MySQL 5.1 has been GA for 18 months. It is reliable and efficient. Demanding users are also looking expectantly at the goodies offered by MySQL 5.5, available in beta, where more performance and features are in store. If speed is what you are looking for, you can have it today with MySQL 5.1, by using the InnoDB plugin, which is GA as of MySQL 5.1.47. Read more.
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Location: E143/E144
Tags: cloud
Phil Robb (Hewlett Packard)
Average rating: **...
(2.67, 3 ratings)
Cloudy with a chance of revolution. Not since the Homebrew Computer Club has the industry seen such a climate of open innovation. The increasing sophistication of the mobile platforms such as WebOS, MeeGo, Android, Symbian plugged into the growing ubiquity of the Cloud offers an unprecedented opportunity for developers to build and deliver online services that could only be glimpsed 5 years ago. Read more.
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Location: E143/E144
Tags: meego
David Elfi (Intel Corporation), Aaron Sloman (speakTECH)
Average rating: *....
(1.33, 3 ratings)
Attend this session to learn more about MeeGo and AppUp's software developer kits for developing applications for netbooks. Read more.
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Location: E141
Keith Bergelt (Open Invention Network)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 7 ratings)
Keith Bergelt, CEO of OIN, a company formed by IBM, NEC, Novell, Philips, Red Hat and Sony to protect Linux, will share his insights into the build-up and ramifications of the patent arms race for the open source community. He will discuss common legal pitfalls in this environment and provide open source companies and developers with tools and strategies that they can use to avoid these pitfalls. Read more.
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Location: E142
Tags: mobile
Mike Milikich (Qualcomm Innovation Center (QuIC))
Average rating: *....
(1.00, 4 ratings)
This presentation will examine the pros and cons of mobile native and web app development, and the likely route to their convergence. Read more.
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Location: E142
Tags: cloud, data, bi
Mike Boyarski (Jaspersoft)
Average rating: **...
(2.00, 4 ratings)
Jaspersoft’s open source business intelligence is the world’s most widely used BI software, with more than 11 million product downloads worldwide and more than 12,000 commercial customers in 100 countries. Jaspersoft provides a first in class multi-tenant BI environment while providing a common platform for on-premise, virtualized, SaaS and Cloud deployments. Read more.
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Location: E143/E144
Garrett Serack (Microsoft)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
Discover the changing landscape of Open Source on Windows, and how the introduction of the Common Opensource Application Publishing Platform is driving performance, stability and quality into OSS applications on Windows. Read more.
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Location: E141
Bob Newell (Infobright)
Average rating: **...
(2.40, 5 ratings)
Columnar databases are designed for high performance queries and analytics. This session will cover the differences between row and column databases, and how Infobright's columnar database, built on MySQL, delivers high performance without indexes, data partitioning or other DBA effort. It will also discuss how to migrate from traditional row-based products, and present several case studies. Read more.
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Location: E141
Alec Istomin (Parallels)
Average rating: ***..
(3.25, 4 ratings)
This session will help you better understand Containers technology and how it compares to hypervisor solutions. You’ll also learn about Parallels commercial management tools for Containers and clouds with open command line and XML APIs that will show how to bring an infrastructure cloud solution to life. Read more.
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Location: E142
Tags: database
Brian Bruns (DB Relay), Vlad Didenko (self)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 2 ratings)
DB Relay is an open source project built around the NGiNX web server platform, providing an HTTP/JSON interface to a variety of database servers. It enables database access without drivers and web application development without middleware. Designed for operational efficiency and ease of maintenance. Read more.
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Location: E143/E144
Tags: google
Tim Bray (Google, Inc.), Chris DiBona (Google, Inc.)
Average rating: **...
(2.67, 3 ratings)
Got questions about open source and Google? Come and talk with Chris DiBona, Tim Bray, and other Googlers during this free form hour of questions, answers, and general hanging out. Read more.
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Location: E143/E144
Matt Ingenthron (Couchbase, Inc.)
Average rating: **...
(2.90, 10 ratings)
Like most web applications, memcached and MySQL formed the data foundation beneath Farmville - until mid-2010. As the popularity of that application skyrocketed, a more effective system was needed to sustain FarmVille's 500,000 operations per second. In response, NorthScale, Zynga and NHN developed _membase_ - a distributed, key-value database that is 100% compatible with memcached. Read more.
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Location: E142
Tags: ruby
Vineet Tyagi (Impetus )
Average rating: **...
(2.50, 2 ratings)
Would you like to know how to build an application server from scratch? This talk would provide an insight to the thought process and the key decisions made while building WebROaR from grounds up using C & Ruby. Read more.
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Location: E141
David Avital (Marvell Semiconductor)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 6 ratings)
Marvell will explore various market opportunities and share information about the Android market for Marvell’s open source, eco-friendly Plug Computer. Marvell's Plug Computer enables development of new value-added services and applications for mobile devices of all screen sizes. Read more.
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Location: E142
Tags: api
Clay Loveless (Mashery)
Average rating: ****.
(4.20, 5 ratings)
Launch an API that can survive! Learn about unexpected load recovery techniques, analytic best practices and testing approaches to make sure your API runs smoothly & thrives with these tips from the trenches. Clay Loveless is Mashery's Chief Architect, the leading API management solution provider. With over 100 high-volume API customers, Mashery manages a broad range of enterprise API deployments. Read more.
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Location: E141
Tags: cpu
Tony Luck (Intel Corporation)
Average rating: **...
(2.33, 4 ratings)
The new Intel(r) Xeon(r) processors provide new Reliability, Availability and Serviceability (RAS) features that were previously only present on custom built systems. Read more.
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Location: E143/E144
Tags: security
Chris Drake (FireHost)
Average rating: **...
(2.00, 1 rating)
Open source applications are consistently requested because they offer an impressive set of functionality at the right price point. However, when deploying these applications you must be aware that they can pose a grave threat to your security integrity. This presentation details the security game-changer that is open source and examines how to lash closed the security threats they can create. Read more.
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Location: E141
Tags: mobile, meego
Sunil Saxena (Intel Corporation)
Average rating: ***..
(3.33, 6 ratings)
MeeGo is an open source Linux project for platforms such as netbooks/entry-level desktops, handheld computing and communications devices, in-vehicle infotainment devices, connected TVs, and media phones. Attend this session to gain insight into the architecture and key technologies of MeeGo. Read more.
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Location: E143/E144
Eric Sink (SourceGear)
Average rating: **...
(2.40, 5 ratings)
Eric Sink, founder of SourceGear, will discuss the designing and implementing of a distributed version control system (DVCS) that supports the ability to push and pull changesets for database content, allowing the DVCS to support other team tools like bug tracking and project management, while providing administration features like user accounts. Read more.
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Location: E142
Jeremy Cole (Twitter)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
MySQL users have an insatiable need for speed, capacity, and availability, all at a reasonable cost. This session will provide technical overview of the approach that Schooner engineering took to optimize MySQL Enterprise and InnoDB with flash memory, multi-core processors, and DRAM to achieve an 8x improvement in performance relative to existing systems. Read more.
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Location: E141
Tags: data
Benjamin Bassi (CommonPlaces e-Solutions)
Average rating: *....
(1.50, 4 ratings)
Like panning for gold, intelligently analyzing your data is a four-step process: Prospecting, Mining, Extracting, and Refining. In this presentation, you’ll learn how to uncover insights that elude simple search, find hidden connections in your data, spot potential issues sooner, and discover new ways to create value for your community and your organization – easily and efficiently. Read more.
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Location: E142
Adam Blum (Rhomobile)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 4 ratings)
Learn how to take your web development skills in HTML and Javascript to create cross-platform, native applications for all major smartphones (iPhone, Android, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, Symbian) by using Rhodes, the open source smartphone app framework. Read more.
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Location: E143/E144
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
The purpose of this session is to demonstrate Microsoft's commitment to openness and interoperability by practical Cloud Application development scenarios on Windows Azure using Open Source Technologies and Languages. Read more.
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Location: E141
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 3 ratings)
Flashcache enables the use of a flash device to cache disk data and accelerate IO bound applications. It was implemented and shared by Facebook. Read more.
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Location: E142
Diane Mueller (ActiveState), Trent Mick (ActiveState)
The recent US SEC proposal addressing the lack of transparency of asset-backed securities by adding disclosure requirements to include Python financial models reflects a need for Open Tools to work with Open Data to ensure transparency in Government. This session discusses why Python is a good fit for the SEC's proposal & the Open Source challenges ahead for the financial ecosystem. Read more.
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Location: E143/E144
Tags: cloud
Fabio Da Cunha (Microsoft), Frank Rego (Novell)
Average rating: *....
(1.00, 1 rating)
The evolution of cloud computing promises significant efficiency gains and cost savings over today’s distributed architecture model. Many IT leaders, however, face tough choices about what to deploy to evolve their data center while, at the same time, leveraging existing assets and managing to a flat or often declining budget. Read more.
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Location: E141
Average rating: **...
(2.00, 1 rating)
Attend this session to know more about open source Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offerings and how they allow you to avoid platform lock-in. We will also talk about the first 100% open source cloud platform for enterprise applications - WSO2 Stratos. Read more.
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Location: E143/E144
Andrew Aitken (Olliance Group), Fabio Da Cunha (Microsoft), Frank Rego (Novell), Nicholas Halsey (Keynote Systems), Jay Lyman (451 Research)
Interoperability impacts businesses, institutions and government agencies the world over. This session will focus on the value and benefits of customer driven, vendor supported interoperability. A series of short presentations will be followed by an interactive panel discussion to address the direction of interoperability in the changing IT landscape. Read more.
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Location: E142
Hadi Nahari (PayPal, Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
Enabling security & establishing trust are fundamentally different in mobile devices compared to traditional PC world. Combining "mobile" and "payment" worlds results in a system with strict security requirements and stringent limitations on usability and implementation perspectives. This session proposes creative ideas to achieve a secure and Usable authentication for mobile payment. Read more.
  • Intel
  • Microsoft
  • Google
  • Facebook
  • Rackspace Hosting
  • (mt) Media Temple, Inc.
  • ActiveState
  • CommonPlaces
  • DB Relay
  • FireHost
  • GoDaddy
  • HP
  • HTSQL by Prometheus Research
  • Impetus Technologies Inc.
  • Infobright, Inc
  • JasperSoft
  • Kaltura
  • Marvell
  • Mashery
  • NorthScale, Inc.
  • Open Invention Network
  • OpSource
  • Oracle
  • Parallels
  • PayPal
  • Percona
  • Qualcomm Innovation Center, Inc.
  • Rhomobile
  • Schooner Information Technology
  • Silicon Mechanics
  • SourceGear
  • Symbian
  • VoltDB
  • WSO2
  • Linux Pro Magazine

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