Technical Intro to C* and Basic Data Modelling

For this upcoming meetup event, we're pleased to be joined by Geoff Bernard, Solutions Engineer for Datastax.


What You'll Learn at this Meetup:

• Technical introduction to Apache Cassandra

• Basic Data Modeling Techniques and Examples


Agenda

6:30 — Pizza and Beer/Soda

6:45 — Cassandra Intro (Ryan Svihla)

7:30 — Q&A and T-Shirt Giveaway 

7:45 — Basic Data Modeling  (Geoff Bernard)

Hope to see you there!


About Geoff Bernard

Geoff Bernard is a Solutions Engineer at Datastax. He has 14 years of IT experience and has modeled data for well over 200+ Fortune 500 companies over the course of his career.

About Ryan Svihla

Ryan Svihla brings over 14 years of IT experience as a system admin and software developer. He's spoken with  many user groups about topics such as unit testing, functional programming, software design, and agile principles in concept and practice.


Location Info

This meetup will be taking place in the Sabre Holdings Building B, Room B1-157. Parking can be found along Kirkwood Blvd as depicted in the map found below.

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  • Geoff B.

    Hi All,
    Here are potential technical topics (15 to 30 minute segments) for the future (please add your vote on preferences!):
    Drivers
    Triggers
    SOLR Integration
    Elastisearch Integration
    Analtyics Integration
    Snapshot/Backup Recovery
    Infrastructure
    Administration
    Data Modeling: Application of Use Case
    Partitiong
    Virtual Tokens
    Lightweight Transactions
    Security
    Performance Tuning

    Thanks,
    Geoff

    1 · February 23, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I vote in this area

      February 26, 2014

    • Michael R.

      I'd like to see more on data modeling as well.

      February 26, 2014

  • Rafael C.

    Openwave Messaging is a DataStax Application Partner. Our Messaging solution uses Cassandra to store data in a single data center and in a multi data center deployment. I would be willing to present how Openwave Messaging uses Cassandra in the solution. We have serveral customer around the world that are using our solution with Cassandra.

    3 · February 21, 2014

    • Geoff B.

      Hi Rafael, this sounds great. Let's chalk it up, definitely!

      February 23, 2014

    • Jiaqing W.

      Sounds fantastic to see a real world use case. Thanks Rafael!

      February 26, 2014

  • Darrell B.

    By the way, thanks to Ryan for living on a plane yesterday for our benefit ...

    2 · February 21, 2014

    • Ryan S.

      Darrell thank you. As long as folks got something out of it, then it was totally with it.

      2 · February 21, 2014

  • Geoff B.

    Hi All, great seeing you there, last night. As promised, here is the webpage which links to data modeling basics:
    <a href="http://wiki.apache.org/cassandra/DataModel">http://wiki.apache.org/cassandra/DataModel</a>;

    http://wiki.apache.org/cassandra/DataModel

    Also, here is a direct link to data modeling introductory material:
    http://www.datastax.com/documentation/cql/3.0/cql/ddl/ddl_intro_c.html

    For those are working out how to model in C* for a given use case, the above read through and recordings are a great read.

    Have a great month, and thanks again to Sabre for hosting and Infor for hosting, next month.

    Cheers,
    Geoff

    1 · February 21, 2014

    • Elena

      Thanks a lot for the links, Geoff, I was looking forward for them. Can we contact about the next meet up? We need to discuss the details, and I think it's better to so out of these comments.. Many thanks again for yestersay's meeting, presentations, t-shirts and beer! :)

      February 21, 2014

  • Geoff B.

    Also, here's a link to well over 200 use cases for Cassandra at company's who are using it live in production:
    http://planetcassandra.org/industry-use-cases/

    Enjoy!

    Cheers,
    Geoff

    1 · February 21, 2014

  • PARTHA S.

    We should give speaker to finish the topic before asking questions. Questions should be answered only at the end.

    February 21, 2014

    • Darrell B.

      Yeah, it's a tough balance for the presenter, especially given people's questions are all over the map. Some are very big, broad questions, which make sense for the presenter, and others dive into the weeds. I think DataStax did a good job of trying to present something meaningful to an audience who had a very diverse set of questions. Sorry if I took us on some tangents, but they were essential questions from my standpoint.

      3 · February 21, 2014

    • Lina T.

      Hi Partha, thank you for coming and your feedback. We will try to be more mindful of that next time but it is up to the presenter on how he/she wants the session to go.

      February 21, 2014

  • Darrell B.

    I thought the meetup was great, regardless of topic. I think it's super useful just to get together and talk Cassandra at any level.

    The one thing I'd like to see is more networking amongst the attendees. The presentations are very important, but I would love to understand what other people are doing with Cassandra, what challenges they've encountered, what best practices they've discovered, etc. I don't think we should expect DataStax to be the sole source of that kind of information. How could they?

    1 · February 21, 2014

    • Lina T.

      Very glad you enjoyed the event Darrell. We're always looking to diversify the type of events we hold so we will be sure to look into hosting a Mixer and a Meet the Experts Q&A soon :)

      February 21, 2014

  • Rafael C.

    Excellent

    2 · February 20, 2014

    • Lina T.

      Glad you enjoyed it Rafael!

      February 21, 2014

  • Elena

    It was very good indeed. There were way much more information and interest from attendants to it than the 2-hour meeting might accommodate. Many questions were asked, even more have arisen, but were not addressed simply because there were too many of them and the time was up. That gives quite a potential for future meetups, I believe.

    1 · February 21, 2014

    • Lina T.

      glad you enjoyed the meetup Elena. Keep your eyes open soon for a possible Meet the Experts Q&A meetup which I think you'd enjoy :)

      February 21, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Business conflict sorry!

    February 19, 2014

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