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Presentation: "Erlang in the real world: CouchDB"

Track: The Rise of Scala & Functional Programming / Time: Friday 15:20 - 16:20 / Location: St. James

Erlang has a been a big part of the success of CouchDB, but it also has its limitations. I'll talk about why Erlang is uniquely suited to long lived and distributed systems, and what part it plays in CouchDB and now Couchbase, and when and why it might be a good idea or mistake to use Erlang. I'll also talk about its shortcomings, only some of which are technical.

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Damien Katz, Creator of CouchDB and Couchbase Founder

Damien Katz

Biography: Damien Katz

Damien Katz is a technologist, inventor, patent holder and entrepreneur. He created CouchDB in 2005 to provide a new kind of database offering the high scalability, reliability, replication and sync capabilities needed for web and cloud computing. Damien began his engineering career working on Lotus Notes for Iris Associates (acquired by IBM) and continued on at MySQL, where he cemented his database engineering reputation. He is a frequent speaker at industry events, including Data 2.0, QCon, MySQL Conference, Erlang Factory, StackOverflow DevDays, O'Reilly E Tech, and Ruby Fringe. He is co-founder and CTO of Couchbase.