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First birthday bash - Cassandra improvements over the last year

Our very first meetup was almost exactly a year ago - how time flies! To celebrate we're going to be having a Cassandra London 1st birthday bash. There may even be cake. The format of the evening will be as usual; talks, free beer (sponsored by Acunu), followed by the pub.

There will be three talks looking at changes and improvements in Cassandra over the past year, including taking a look at Cassandra 1.0.  We're going to look briefly at the changes to Cassandra over the last year, before diving into some details on performance and Hadoop integration - two of Cassandra's key features.

Schedule:

7pm Arrive, enjoy the free beer and pizza

7.30pm Talk: Dave Gardner wraps up the first year of Cassandra London (a short intro talk)

7.45pm Talk: Tom Wilkie from Acunu on Cassandra performance, looking at improvements that have been made and what the future holds

8.10pm Talk: Jairam Chandar from DataSift takes a look at the evolution of Hadoop support in Cassandra, including recent developments surrounding Brisk

8.30pm Finish up, head for the Slaughtered Lamb for more discussions

Many thanks to our long-term sponsors Acunu, for making the event possible.

The Acunu Data Platform delivers fast, consistent performance for Apache Cassandra. Find out more...

Thanks also to Skills Matter for providing the venue and recording the talks. Please make sure you register on the Skills Matter website so that we can make sure we buy enough pizza!

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent meet up but not enough pizza

    November 22, 2011

  • Manu M.

    2 great presentations, one about hadoop, the other about setting cassandra performance records straight.
    great group and best organiser ever!

    November 22, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Life changing

    November 22, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Please make sure you sign up on the Skills Matter website here: http://skillsmatter.com/podcast/home/cassandra-birthday/js-2835 otherwise you might not get any birthday cake or a balloon

    October 24, 2011

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