Data Center Events: Network-Building in the Big Data Deluge, Database Month, more

Our data center events roundup provides a weekly update on the most exciting events, demos, meetups, and other gatherings from around the world. Don’t miss out!

Network-Building in the Big Data Deluge
Monday, January 23, 2012, 2:00 PM
1100 Fairview Ave N, Seattle, WA

“Network-Building in the Big Data Deluge” is the topic of this month’s Seattle Data/Analytics/Machine-Learning MeetUp Group where you’ll find practitioners of machine learning, statistics, AI, and other aspects of “Data Science”.
Co-hosted by Sage Bionetworks and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC), the meetup is from 2 to 5pm at the Pelton Auditorium Thomas Building. There will also be free beer0B0-104 from Chucks’ Hop Shop with poster session and Sage Bionetworks Synapse’s platform demonstration at 4:30pm.

2012 Energy Leadership Project
Tuesday, January 24, 2012, 9:00 AM
222 S Church Street, Charlotte, NC

The 2012 Energy Leadership Project is the Packard Place Innovation Entrepreneurship Community Group’s annual commitment to assess the strengths and needs of energy industry 9A0-125 leaders, and share that data with all participants. RSVP and Details are at

Database Month Continues with Presentation from Continuent CTO
Tuesday, January 24, 2012, 6:30 PM
71 West 23rd St., Suite 515/Lower Level, New York, NY

Continuent CTO Edward Archibald will present “MySQL High Availability Realized” as part of Database Month. Archibald will go through a detailed case study to show you how you can start with the MySQL version/build (MySQL Community 5.x, MySQL Enterprise 5.x, MariaDB, Percona, etc.), along with the data and apps that you already have, and iteratively build up a highly-available, scalable, multi-site database infrastructure where you can perform complex data management tasks with single commands.

Storage Performance and Reliability for SQL Server
Tuesday, January 24, 2012, 7:00 PM
175 Capital Blvd # 201 , Rocky Hill, CT

Come to the first ever Hartford SQL Server meetup. EMC’s Paul Galjan will be giving a presentation on Storage Performance and Reliability for SQL Server. This session will cover how to architect storage for SQL Server including an introduction to the basics of storage, how to evaluate and fix performance issues, and how to ensure high availability of the storage infrastructure.

DevOps Boulder Monthly!
Tuesday, January 24, 2012, 6:30 PM
1033 Walnut St, Boulder, CO

Join us for the monthly DevOps Boulder meeting.  Food and drink provided, come and hang out with a bunch of interesting folks.

Seattle Hadoop / Scalability / NoSQL Meetup: SQL Azure
Wednesday, January 25, 2012, 7:00 PM
426 Terry Ave N, Seattle, WA

This meetup focuses on scalability and technologies to enable handling large amounts of data: Hadoop, HBase, distributed NoSQL databases, and more. Guest speaker Michael Rys (from Microsoft SQL Azure) will  cover the principals behind SQL Azure Federations, and set the context for using SQL Azure for big data business applications.

2012 Silicon Valley Network & Infrastructure Kick-off meeting
Thursday, January 26, 2012, 6:00 PM
Building 19, Brig conference room, Moffett Field, CA

Come to the 2012 Kick-off meeting for those in the Silicon Valley Network and Infrastructure community at NASA Ames Research Park in Silicon Valley, which will include discussion on focus, direction and topics for the coming year. Members are invited to share their experiences either running or supporting very large data centers.

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