Last week I attended the XLDB Conference and the invited Workshop at Stanford. I am planning on a series of blogs highlighting the talks. Of course, you should read thru all the XLDB 2013 presentation slides.
Google’s Jeff Dean had an interesting presentation about his experience building GFS, MapReduce, BigTable & Spanner. For those interested in these papers, I have organized them – A Path through NOSQL Reading
Highlights in pictures (Full slides at XLDB 2013 site):