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Scaling the web with Cassandra | Houston Ruby Brigade Monthly Meetup

Appetizer: Rails 4.0 and Ruby 2.1: Speedy Fast!

I deployed Rails 4.0 to heroku and it was FAST. like woah fast. Let's show off! -- by @jwo

Entree: Cassandra Loves You

How Cassandra works, options for using it with Rails, what those look like, and in general, how the distributed problem set manifests itself in practice. --- by @foundev, Ryan Svihla


Cassandra is in use at NetflixeBayTwitter,Urban AirshipConstant ContactReddit, Cisco, OpenX, Digg, CloudKick, Ooyala, andmore companies that have large, active data sets. The largest known Cassandra cluster has over 300 TB of data in over 400 machines.



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