World's Largest Databases

Howard Fosdick

Tuesday May 25th 2004 at 7:00pm
College of DuPage, SRC 1450AB


How do you build the world's largest database?

What DBMS would you use?

What techniques and technologies are involved?

This talk walks through various "top ten" lists of the world's largest databases, pointing out the software, hardware and configurations employed. While certain aspects of these huge databases are unique to their scale, one can also learn much about the databases you and I support on a daily basis.

Speaker Bio

Howard Fosdick, long-time independent contractor in the Chicago area, is both an Oracle-certified DBA and an IBM-certified DB2 DBA. He works hands-on with the major database products under Unix, Linux and Windows. Fosdick has written many technical articles and books and frequently speaks at user groups and conferences.

Getting to the meeting

The next general meeting of UniForum Chicago will be:

        May 25th, 2004
	7:00pm to 9:00pm
        College of DuPage
        Building SRC, Rm 1450a
        22nd and Lambert
        Glen Ellyn, IL 60137-6599
Take 355 to Butterfield Rd (Rt 56).
Take Butterfield West to Lambert Rd, then Lambert Rd North to Circle Drive.
Turn right and look for Lot 8 or the Faculty/Staff parking lot (just north of Lot 8).
Walk to the SRC building, and enter through the south entryway.
Room 1450 is on the first floor, accessable through the cafeteria by walking through it to the far north end.

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