NoSQL Road Show Copenhagen March 2, 2012

Kresten Krab Thorup, Hacker, CTO of Trifork

Kresten Krab Thorup

Biography: Kresten Krab Thorup

Dr. Kresten Krab Thorup is Chief Architext and Co-founder of EOS Trifork, a vendor of J2EE compatible application servers. Thorup received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from University of Aarhus; he has served on the expert group for JSR-14 (Adding Generics to Java), and is currently serving on JSR 244 (Java EE 5.0). Before joining Trifork and the EOS-group, Thorup spend three years at NeXT in San Francisco.

Presentation: RIAK on Drugs (and the other way around)

Time: Friday 15:15 - 16:00 / Location: Room 1

I'm currently engaged in developing the next generation backend infrastructure for a notable national Danish healthcare service, the Shared Medicine Card; in which we are evaluating Riak as a foundation for providing both high availability, scalability and the ability to run off multiple data centers. In this talk I'll share our experiences, explain our approach, the pitfalls that we fell into on the way, the data designs we ended up with, and talk about which use cases are good fits for Riak.

The Shared Medicine Card (in Danish "Fælles Medicinkort" or FMK for short) provides access to Danish citizen's medication prescriptions, drug usage, as well as history, monitoring for those. In addition to being available as an online service both for human and systemic consumption, a large integration project is currently under rollout so that by the end of 2011 it will be the back bone for drug information for some 40+ systems across such diverse medical professional systems as general practitioners, hospitals, specialist doctors, and home nursing.The project is a noticeable success, and recently won the Digitization Prize as "best government IT project in Denmark".