Once again, for the 5th year in a row, I’ll be attending the excellent GOTO conference in Aarhus – this time as a blogger, invited by my kind ex-colleagues at Trifork.
It’s truly awesome that I’ll be going again, partly since this year’s program sports huge .NET capacities like Anders Hejlsberg and Scott Hanselman, but also because it’s three days of hanging out in a severely inspirational environment with some of the smartest people in software development.
This year, I hope to gain some more knowledge about Riak, the Dynamo-inspired database that Trifork are pushing hard these days. The program reveals two sessions about Riak alone, so that should be feasible.
I’m also looking forward to “The Aarhus 6″: A session laid out like a trial court where the different tradeoffs of six popular NoSQL databases are exposed. I’m expecting MongoDB’s pants to be pulled down on the global lock, fsync + memory-mapped files, and advanced durability story and then I’m really curious to hear about any downsides & shortcomings of the other databases accused: Riak, VoltDB, Cassandra, and Couchbase (+ one TBD).
Last thing I’m hoping for, is to drop by some random sessions about stuff that I know absolutely nothing about… this is a tombola, I know, but sometimes it’s a win, and one gets to discover someone or something that adds a completely new dimension to one’s world view.