Speaker: Alex Karasulu, Apache
Alex Karasulu is the lead developer of ApacheDS, a 100% Java LDAP server at Apache's Directory Project.  Alex is a member and officer of the ASF as the PMC Chair of the Directory Project.  He is a committer on other
projects: Jakarta, Excalibur, and Felix.  Currently Alex is interested in modernizing LDAP to solve several enterprise integration problems with the right tools.
Seminar: Merits of Directories
Level: Introduction
This lecture explores the merits of Directories, their use as an enterprise tool, and most importantly it discusses circumstances when their use over relational databases is preferable. Directory performance and replication are covered along with inherent properties that differentiate it from relational database technology. The aim is to educate developers about Directories in general, and clarify for architects when Directories should and should not be used.
Thoughtworks
Sun Microsystem
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