Hope you all can make the April meetup. I'm very excited to have Joe McTee give us some insight into his successful deployment of Cassandra and the benefits of the Cassandra client libraries Hector and Astyanax.
Hope to see you there!
* 6:00 - 6:30 - Socialize over food and drink
* 6:30 - 6:45 - Announcements, Upcoming Events
* 6:45 - 7:45 - Presentation: The Genealogy of Troy (Client-side Cassandra) by Joe McTee
* 7:45 - ?:?? - Continued Socializing
The Genealogy of Troy (Client-side Cassandra)
Cassandra stands out amongst the big data products in its ability to handle optimized writes of large amounts of data while providing configurable fault tolerance and data integrity. Two popular libraries that allow the JVM developer to leverage these capabilities are Hector and the recently open sourced Astyanax. In this talk, Joe will present examples of storing time series data in a Cassandra data store using both of these libraries. There will be code! As an added bonus, a mechanism to unit test using an embedded Cassandra client will be presented
About the Speaker
Joe is a Principal Engineer at Tendril, developing products that bring consumers, utilities, and consumer product manufacturers together in a partnership to save energy while maintaining quality lifestyle. In his 4 years at Tendril, he has worked on load control algorithms, smart outlets, smart thermostats, and is currently working on consumer focused energy reports that can be delivered both electronically and via paper. He is passionate about energy conservation. Ask him about solar energy if you have an hour! In his spare time, Joe is the current Boulder JUG coordinator.