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Antony Falco, COO of Basho

 Antony  Falco

As Chief Operating Officer, Tony directs product delivery, service delivery and oversees marketing for Basho. He has fifteen years of experience in the development of successful early-stage businesses. Prior to Basho Technologies, he held senior management positions at Akamai Technologies, DIGEX (now Verizon Business), and Oplayo, OY, a Helsinki-based start-up. As Vice President of Technical Services at Akamai, Tony designed and led the group that delivered Akamai’s award-winning service, support, and consulting offering.

Later, as Vice President of Product Management at Akamai, Tony oversaw delivery to market of EdgeSuite, the successor to Akamai’s initial product offering, Freeflow. He also led the integration of products from two acquisitions (Intervu and Network24) into the Akamai product portfolio. At DIGEX, Tony designed and led the Strategic Accounts Group, an organization providing high-end services to strategic and high-value accounts.

Twitter: @antonyfalco

Presentation: "Riak Use Cases: Dissecting the Solutions to Hard Problems"

Time: Thursday 15:00 - 15:30

Location: 7A


When building a distributed, NoSQL database, a lot of traditionally accepted theories and practices go out the window. The simple fact of building systems for distributed environments throws up many challenges that are not easily met with traditional software approaches. This session intends to take a deeper look at some popular use cases around Riak – delving deeper into the configurations and the trade-offs made by the users to insure success in a distributed environment. Attendees of this session will come away with a greater understanding of the flexibility of NoSQL solutions like Riak, as well as how Riak solves serious data problems in interesting ways, and learn where Riak might not be the best fit.