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Apache Spark / Apache Cassandra Integration

Hi All,

Really excited to have Matt Pfeil from DataStax over with us for the next meet up as well as Johnny Miller. We will focus specifically on Spark and Cassandra which is going to be a hot topic in the analytics world this year. 

More on the event...

DataStax, the company that delivers Apache Cassandra to the enterprise, last month announced a partnership with Databricks, the company founded by the creators of Apache Spark. As the database industry’s first partnership to integrate Spark and Cassandra, DataStax and Databricks will deliver significantly faster analytics to users of both open source technologies and enable today’s most progressive businesses to deliver highly personalized online customer experiences.

By integrating Apache Spark and Apache Cassandra, lightning-fast analytics are now embedded into the transaction processing of the Distributed DBMS

Partnership will deliver open source code back to the Apache Spark and Apache Cassandra communities to ensure that developers always have the most cutting-edge technologies

Matt's Bio:

Matt is Chief Customer Officer & Co-Founder at DataStax. Prior to DataStax, Matt built and managed the Email and Apps infrastructure development group at Rackspace.

Prior to Rackspace, Matt was at where he worked in various management roles in infrastructure and scalability. Matt holds a BS from Virginia Tech in Computer Science.

Johnny's Bio:

Johnny Miller, is an experienced developer, architect, team lead and agile coach with a history of working at Sky, AOL and Alcatel-Lucent. Johnny has architected and delivered a number of products using Cassandra as a key component for achieving high availability and efficient scaling. Johnny's belief in the performance of Cassandra lead him to join DataStax and drive solutions using Cassandra. @CyanMiller

We are being hosted by the Irish Computer Society, this is going to be a popular one so book early!

See you there!


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  • Ale M.

    Hi everyone!! Here are the entire MeetUp video and Slides :)

    1 · July 14, 2014

  • Brian M.

    They made it look (too?) easy

    1 · July 10, 2014

  • Andrew C.

    Thanks to Matt and Johnny for the great talks and Niall for organizing this event. It was really useful and interesting

    3 · July 9, 2014

  • David L.

    Kicking off the talks at 18:45 this evening.

    1 · July 9, 2014

  • Robert

    Greetings! Doors are 6:15, what time are the talks starting at?

    July 9, 2014

  • Niall M.

    Hi Everyone,

    Our next meetup is happening tomorrow in the ICS, see below for details on parking.

    If you aren't going to make it, I would really appreciate you changing your RSVP as we have some people on the waitlist for tomorrow night.



    July 8, 2014

  • Ale M.

    DataStax Cassandra driver for Spark is now open source. Get it from here:

    July 2, 2014

  • Niall M.

    Hi Folks,

    As usual, if you aren't going to make the 9th, please change your RSVP as we are fully booked for this one! Some parking information from the ICS.... * There is limited space available outside the building from 5pm, but not before 5pm as this is reserved for Bank of Ireland branch customers

    * If there is no parking available outside the building or if you arrive before 5pm there is parking available in the Ballsbridge hotel at a discounted rate of €5 if you mention you are with ICS

    Looking forward to seeing you all.


    July 1, 2014

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