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Event: Global Technology Outlook 2013 by Dr. C. Mohan (IBM)

On Wednesday, Pune is fortunate to have a very distinguished visitor – Dr. C. Mohan, an IBM Fellow, IBM Master Innovator, inventor of the presumed abort commit protocol in database, and a list of other achievements and awards that is so long that you’ll get bored reading the list. Mohan is giving a talk on […]

Turing100 Lecture: Life and work of Judea Pearl – 9 Mar

As part of the Turing100 Lecture Series this time, there is a talk on the life and work of 2011 Turing Award recipient Judea Pearl, followed by a “Turing 100″ quiz that teams of professionals and students can participate in. Judea Pearl was given the Turing award for the development of a calculus for probabilistic […]

Turing100 Lecture: Life and work of John Backus (Fortran|BNF) – 2 Feb

The Turing100 Lecture Series come back with the 6th session. This time, there are two Technical talks, centered around the life and works of 1977 Turing Award recipient, Dr. John Backup. In addition to several other contributions, Dr Backus is well-known for his pioneering work on Fortran as well as the inventor of the Backus-Naur […]

Turing100 Lecture: Life and work of Jim Gray – By Anand Deshpande – 5 Jan

The Turing100 Lecture Series come back with the 6th session. This time, there are two Technical talks, centered around the life and works of 1998 Turing Award recipient, Dr. Jim Gray. Jim Gray made seminal contributions to database and transaction processing research and implementions of real systems at Tandem, IBM, and Microsoft. Among his best […]

Event Report: Sham Navathe on E.F. Codd

(This is a liveblog of Sham Navathe’s lecture on E.F. Codd as part of the Turing 100 @ Persistent lecture series.) Sham Navathe does not really need an introduction – since he is famous for his book “Fundamentals of Database Systems” written by with Ramez Elmasri, which is prescribed for undergraduate database courses all over […]

TechWeekend 6 (#tw6): NoSQL and Databases In the Cloud – 15 Jan

TechWeekend Pune and Microsoft present #TW6, a deep-dive into the world of databases in the cloud – NoSQL, SQL Azure, MongoDB, Redis and more. On Saturday, January 15, from 10am to 1pm. As you’re aware, TechWeekend is a monthly series of lectures/discussions on technical topics. It happens on the third Saturday of every month, at […]

Should you use a file-system or a database

Whether to use a file-system or a database to store the data of your application has been a contentious issue since the 80s. It was something we worried about even when I was doing my Ph.D. in Databases in the 90s. Now Jaspreet Singh, of Pune-based startup Druvaa has weighed in on this issue on […]

The Great Debate: PostgreSQL vs. MySQL – with Jim Mlodgenski, 23 Jan

Image via Wikipedia This information sent in by @nikkhils of EnterpriseDB. Thanks! What: “The Great Debate: PostgreSQL vs. MySQL” with Jim Mlodgenski, Senior Database Architect, EnterpriseDB When: Friday, 23 Jan, 6pm Where: Dewang Mehta Auditorium, Persistent, S.B. Road Registration and Fees: This event is free for all to attend, thanks to Persistent Systems Details: For […]