Database Considerations for the Hybrid Cloud
  Ariff Kassam   Ariff Kassam
VP, Products


Tuesday, November 14, 2017
12:20 PM - 12:50 PM

Level:  Technical - Introductory

Advancements in application architectures, development processes, and storage have enabled organizations to take advantage of cloud benefits such as agility, elasticity, and scale-out across most layers of the infrastructure stack. But one key element - the database tier - has remained stubbornly difficult to modernize. Often, as organizations move toward container and cloud-based environments, they end up leaving behind their database, their SQL skillsets, their expectations of transactional consistency, and sometimes even their precious data.

To address this problem, a new class of database - the elastic SQL database - has emerged. These solutions combine the ACID guarantees and SQL interface on which applications rely, while also allowing dynamic capacity management, continuous availability, multi-datacenter operation, and radical operational simplicity. Join us to learn what makes an elastic SQL database an ideal solution for modern hybrid cloud applications. We’ll demonstrate how you can take advantage of this technology to optimize your application for fast transactional responsiveness, continuous availability, and full-active database utilization, even across multiple clouds, data centers, or hybrid environments. 

Ariff Kassam is VP, Products at NuoDB, and is responsible for defining and driving NuoDB’s product strategy. Prior to NuoDB, Ariff held senior leadership positions at Teradata, xkoto, and Halcyon Monitoring Solutions. As Teradata’s Vice President, Unified Data Architecture Platform, he was responsible for the strategy and product management of Teradata’s UDA-enabling software solutions. Kassam was also responsible for guiding Teradata’s strategy and investments to achieve the company’s analytical ecosystem vision. Kassam joined Teradata through the acquisition of database virtualization company xkoto, which targeted enterprises that required continuous database availability and horizontal scalability. As co-founder and CTO, he was responsible for product vision, evangelizing the concept of database virtualization Based in Boston, Ariff holds a B.A. Sc. in Systems Design Engineering from the University of Waterloo and a M. Sc. in Medical Biophysics from the University of Toronto.

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