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Apache Cassandra - Tim Berglund

This month we are excited to have Tim Berglund join us to talk about Apache Cassandra

5:30-6:10: Networking and Food

Food, Soda, Beer and Networking. We are grateful to Charlie Weber from TEksystems for their continued sponsorship of the Food and Soda! Our friends over at FullContact have taken over the beer sponsorship, so a big thanks to them.

6:10-6:20: Announcements

6:20-7:50: Apache Cassandra - Tim Berglund

What do you do when your data is not only big, but also needs to be fast? Apache Cassandra is a scalable, fault-tolerant database that has found its way into more than 25% of the Fortune 100 and continues to enjoy significant adoption in the marketplace. In this talk, we’ll explore Cassandra’s internals, its flexible data model, its SQL-like query language, some deployment scenarios, and some common language bindings. You’ll leave ready to begin exploring Cassandra on your own!

About Tim Berglund

Tim is a teacher, author, and technology leader with DataStax. He is a conference speaker internationally and in the United States, and contributes to the Denver, Colorado tech community as president of the Denver Open Source User Group. He is the co-presenter of various O’Reilly training videos on topics ranging from Git to Mac OS X Productivity Tips to Apache Cassandra, and is the author of Gradle Beyond the Basics. He blogs very occasionally at, and lives in Littleton, CO, USA with the wife of his youth and their three children.

7:50: Door prizes:

JetBrains IDE License

Books - Provided by O'Reilly Media

8:00: Networking/Food/Drinks at Old Chicago.

Our sponsor,, will be hosting the food and drinks at Old Chicago (1415 Market St).  Come join us for further discussion on topic of the night and whatnot.

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  • Gavin R.

    Thanks to Tim for the presentation on Apache Cassandra. Based upon my limited knowledge of Cassandra, he did a great job presenting an overview as well as details on how Cassandra operates, when you might want to consider using Cassandra over a relational database in regard to schema and scalability constraints, and addressing questions from the group.

    April 10, 2014

  • phil s.

    Great presentation! anyone (Tim?) have any comments on Cassandra vs CouchDB vs ElasticSearch. (yes, some are using elasticsearch as a DB). I've heard Couch promoted as a "Mongo that scales"...

    April 10, 2014

  • Greg O.

    Great overview of Apache Cassandra.

    April 10, 2014

  • John T.

    Great to see acquaintances old and new!
    If I may briefly restate my announcement: My contract with Flickr is up soon, looking for the next thing: Java, Ruby, Groovy, JS; development or leadership. Thanks.

    April 10, 2014

  • Tom F.

    Hey Tim, if you can help me mitigate Cassandra's schema from hell then I am all in.

    April 3, 2014

  • James F.

    Relation guy extrodinair!

    April 1, 2014

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