Bob Wiederhold
Bob Wiederhold
President & CEO
Couchbase

Title: Is NoSQL Disrupting the Database Industry?

Abstract: Relational databases have dominated the database industry for the last 40 years. In the new era of Big Data, Big Users, Cloud Computing, and SaaS however, NoSQL advocates claim that NoSQL's data model flexibility, performance, and horizontal scalability make them better suited to the needs of today's applications. Will NoSQL end relational technology's 40 year reign? Listen to one of the leaders of the NoSQL industry talk about why NoSQL has been so successful, who is using it today, and what the future of NoSQL is.

Bio:
Bob Wiederhold, Couchbase President and Chief Executive Officer

Bob has more than 25 years of high technology experience. Until an acquisition by IBM in 2008, Bob served as chairman, CEO, and president of Transitive Corporation, the worldwide leader in cross-platform virtualization with over 20 million users. Previously, he was president and CEO of Tality Corporation, the worldwide leader in electronic design services, whose revenues and size grew to almost $200 million and had 1,500 worldwide employees. Bob held several executive general management positions at Cadence Design Systems, Inc., an electronic design automation company, which he joined in 1985 as an early stage start-up and helped to grow to more than $1.5 billion during his 13 years at the company. Bob also headed High Level Design Systems, a successful electronic design automation start-up that was acquired by Cadence in 1996. Bob has extensive board experience having served on both public (Certicom, HLDS) and private company boards (Snaketech, Tality, Transitive, FanfareGroup).