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    <p>The June Database Seminar will be on <strong>THURSDAY</strong>,
      June 20. We'll be at Engine Yard. Since this group hasn't been big
      on food, we'll just have some light refreshment once again.</p>
    <p>Dave Parfitt will talk about Riak.</p>
    Dave Parfitt is a Software Engineer at Basho Technologies, where he
    writes Erlang, Java, Ruby and OCaml code for Riak Enterprise
    multi-datacenter replication. He'll be discussing eventual
    consistency and the Riak distributed database. <br>
    <p>
      Riak is an open-source, masterless, distributed key/value
      database. Riak replicates and retrieves data intelligently so it
      is available for read and write operations, even in failure
      conditions. You can lose access to many nodes due to network
      partition or hardware failure without losing data. Riak
      automatically distributes data around the cluster and yields a
      near-linear performance increase as you add capacity.</p>
    <p>Come one! Come all! Please do rsvp at
      <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www.meetup.com/buffalolab/events/120308622/">http://www.meetup.com/buffalolab/events/120308622/</a>.</p>
    <p>For some group history, see <a class="linkified"
        href="http://www.meetup.com/buffalolab/events/106157702/">http://www.meetup.com/buffalolab/events/106157702/</a>,
      <a class="linkified"
        href="http://www.meetup.com/buffalolab/events/100076172/">http://www.meetup.com/buffalolab/events/100076172/</a>, 
      <a class="linkified"
        href="http://www.meetup.com/buffalolab/events/94847162/">http://www.meetup.com/buffalolab/events/94847162/</a>,
      <a href="http://www.meetup.com/buffalolab/events/110966692/">http://www.meetup.com/buffalolab/events/110966692/</a>,
      <a href="http://www.meetup.com/buffalolab/events/115647522/"
        class="linkified">http://www.meetup.com/buffalolab/events/115647522/</a>.</p>
    <p>Other news:</p>
    <p>I'm thinking we will take July and August off.</p>
    <p>I'm considering several topics for Fall:  a DBA's view of Object
      Relational Mapping; partitioning and sharding; database design and
      data modelling; ssd; a repeat of my database systems overview. <strong>Please
        comment on these and offer some more  suggestions.</strong> <strong>Please
        let me know if you have something you'd like to present or if
        you can suggest a speaker.</strong></p>
    <p>We are also still looking for sponsors.</p>
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