First Netherlands Cassandra Users meetup

Let’s have our first meetup, we got two presentation ready .

Please check the details about the presentations/presenters below .


Location :

eBuddy BV
Keizersgracht 585
1017 DR Amsterdam


18.30 - 19.00: Socializing, drinks, snacks

19.00 - 19.05: Welcome

19.05 - 19.45: Introduction to DataStax and Cassandra - John Glendenning and Hayato Shimizu

19.50 -20.30: Developing a Data Access  Layer for Cassandra in Java - Eric Zoerner

20.30 - 21.30: Socializing, drinks, snacks


Introduction to DataStax and Cassandra

Cassandra is the most powerful enterprise ready real-time data platform available today. This DataStax presentation will cover the history, architecture, data model, some implementation examples, and what can be expected in the future.

John Glendenning - GM EMEA, DataStax

John leads DataStax's field operations for Europe, Middle East and Africa and has spent over 19 years within the enterprise infrastructure software and hardware industry for companies such as Citrix, XenSource, Platform Computing and Compaq. John has regularly executed within high growth markets primed for disruptive change and for companies that challenge conventional thinking with best of breed products.


Hayato Shimizu - Solutions Architect, DataStax

Hayato is a technical solutions architect for DataStax EMEA division. Prior to DataStax in May this year, Hayato architected and delivered a massively scalable hybrid cloud infrastructure for an IPTV platform by the largest independent broadcaster in the UK using Cassandra. He also had contributed to successful technical deliveries of large scale software/infrastructure projects at other organisations, including BBC, HSBC, AOL, and Citrix.


Developing a Data Access  Layer for Cassandra in Java

A case study on designing and implementing a data access layer for Cassandra in Java. General principles and code samples will be presented that extend and improve on the data access support found in the Hector client for accessing Cassandra from Java applications.

Eric Zoerner - Senior Software Developer , eBuddy

Eric has been a senior software developer at eBuddy for three years, working on eBuddy's XMS messaging platform with a focus on data management and contact discovery. Previously he worked on query engine development for GemFire data management platform at GemStone Systems (technology now acquired by Pivotal).



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  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you all for attending the meet up. For those who did not make it, I have posted a link to my presentation on the eBuddy Tech Blog,

    May 30, 2013

  • Peter D.

    Yeah, great meetup! Thanks for the talks and organisation!

    May 29, 2013

  • John G.

    Thank you to eBuddy for organising last nights meetup and to all those that attended - it was great to hear about such a broad range of Cassandra use cases and look forward to discussing many more next time.

    May 29, 2013

    • Noha H. E.

      Thank you John it was our pleasure to have everyone here last night... and looking forward to more meetups in the future :)

      May 29, 2013

  • Noha H. E.

    Thank you everyone for attending the meetup ... Thank you For John , Hayato and Eric for the presentations .. Looking forward to more meetup's and more interesting talks about Cassandra in the future:) Please feel free to contact us if you want to arrange a new meetup . eBuddy will be more than to host is and help organizing it:)
    Please don't hesitate to post your comments about the meetup .

    May 29, 2013

  • Hayato S.

    Brilliant event full of Cassandra experts. Excellent to see the adoption of this technology in the netherlands.

    May 29, 2013

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