The third All Your Base conference is happening next month here in Oxford, with our John Wards presiding. AYB was John’s idea back in 2012, and he does an amazing job curating and chairing the only database conference of its kind in the UK!

Jeni Tennison, Technical Director at Open Data Institute, will kick things off by exploring the implications for the non-data-savvy as information becomes increasingly available to all. We’ve had the good fortune of working with Jeni before. Last year we developed an interactive online facility for Open Data Certificates, an initiative from the ODI, and we’re looking forward to hearing her thoughts on how the choices that we make about sharing data can change the society we live in.

Mention the Internet of Things, and many people will instantly picture an internet-enabled fridge. What’s more interesting to us is how the hell you practically manage data from trillions of connected devices at scale. founder Yodit Stanton will peel away the layers of hype and give us a realistic idea of what the future holds.

Orchestrate CTO Ian Plosker is going to be tackling the tricky subject of fusing NoSQL and the cloud, while CEO Laine Campbell will explain the options for running MySQL at high volumes at Amazon Web Services. Cassandra expert Patricia Gorla will show us how we can make data modelling easier using CQL3.

We’re especially excited to hear from our very own Ben Foxall. As you’ll have come to expect if you’ve seen Ben talk before, his talk is going to be one big demo. He’ll cover methods for getting live data into browsers, and architecting front end web technologies to handle streams of real-time data. Needless to say, it’s going to be totally awesome!

Other highlights will include Server Density’s David Mytton’s talk on scaling while avoiding data loss, and Mozilla’s Laura Thomson’s session on managing complex systems where the technology stack has more pieces than you can list! Front-end developer Ola Gasidlo will share how to develop first-class offline experiences, and Alistair Hann will reveal how Skyscanner’s data architecture has changed from just using SQL Server to a range of data technologies including Postgres, Couchbase, ElasticSearch, and Hadoop.

MySQL and MariaDB creator Monty Widenius will close the show with a look at what distinguishes MariaDB 10.0 from MySQL and other free databases.

The whole White October team will be in attendance, so chat to us if you’re around! If you’ve not got a ticket yet, there are still some left:

All Your Base takes place at Saïd Business School in Oxford, UK on 17 October 2014

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