For this meetup, we are excited to be joined by two great speakers! Roopa Tangirala, Engineering Manager over at Netflix and Patrick McFadin, Chief Evangelist for Apache Cassandra.
What You'll Learn At This Meetup:
Roopa Tangirala: As more and more businesses move from enterprise IT solutions to web scale cloud solutions to cater to the growing customer needs, they need to be innovative and find ways the applications and infrastructures would to scale rapidly and be highly available.
High availability is an important requirement for any online business and trying to architect around failures and expecting infrastructure to fail and even then be highly available is the key to success. One such effort here at Netflix was the Active-Active implementation where we provided region resiliency. This presentation would discuss the brief overview of the active-active implementation and how it leveraged Cassandra’s architecture in the backend to achieve its goal. It will cover our journey though A-A from Cassandra’s perspective, the data validation we did to prove the backend would work without impacting customer experience. The various problems we ran into like long repair times and gc_grace settings. Our lessons learnt and what would we do differently next time around?
Preview of Apache Cassandra 2.1. Learn what’s been cooking on the Cassandra project as we get close to our 2.1 release. Two themes will jump out at you immediately: Performance and scalability. I’ll do a quick overview of coming enhancements and take a few questions.
*Be sure arrive on time. Check-in for the meetup is between 6:30pm-7pm and the presentation will begin exactly at 7pm. Also come straight from the office as food and beverages will be provided.
About Roopa Tangirala:
Engineering Manager at Netflix with over 12 years experience as Senior Cloud Data Architect, Database administrator working extensively on data modeling, performance tuning and guiding best practices of various persistence stores, be it RDBMS like Oracle or NoSQL like Cassandra.
About Patrick McFadin:
Patrick McFadin is regarded as one of the foremost experts of Apache Cassandra and data modeling techniques. As the Chief Evangelist for Apache Cassandra and consultant for DataStax, he has helped build some of the largest deployments in the world. Previous to DataStax, he was Chief Architect at Hobsons, an education services company. There, he spoke often on Web Application design and performance
A big thank you to Roopa, Christos and the rest of the Netflix team for hosting!