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Developing Applications with Apache Cassandra

  • Oct 11, 2012 · 7:00 PM

Is my app a good fit for Apache Cassandra? Or is Cassandra a good fit for my app? These are the questions many developers are asking themselves taking the popularity of the new NoSQL database technologies out there on the market nowadays.

For our October LAPHP talk we invited DataStax and Christian Carollo (of GameFly) to give a high level overview of Apache Cassandra and various ways how you can use it in your applications.

We will have an active Q&A and member discussion afterward.


Christian Carollo Christian Carollo is the director of cloud and alternative platform development at GameFly. He is focused on availability, reliability and scalabilty in cloud computing and how mobile, tablet and other non-traditional platforms can leverage cloud-based services.

Previously Christian has worked at Fandango as the Director of Data Systems and at several other internet companies over the last 15 years.

Follow him on twitter at @supernaut.

DataStax is the commercial company behind Apache Cassandra, the massively scalable NoSQL database. Apache Cassandra is the engine that powers DataStax Enterprise, the big data platform that integrates Cassandra for real-time, Hadoop for batch analysis, Solr for search and OpsCenter for monitoring and management.



Food and drinks for this event are kindly sponsored by crowdfunder.

Based in Los Angeles, crowdfunder is a social network where businesses connect with investors and resources to crowdfund and grow. crowdfunder enables both startups and small businesses in the U.S. to raise funds through equity, debt and contribution-based investments.

crowdfunder connects communities who share a common location, interest or organizational affiliation.


Our venue sponsor is Coloft.

Yet again, big thanks to our friends at CoLoft Avesta, Cameron & Gang for hosting us!  Don't miss also their Coloft Academy -- a business and tech training curriculum for startups.

Coloft is a community and work space focused on empowering entrepreneurs,startups, & freelancers.


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  • A former member
    A former member

    It's a HD 1080p video by my iPhone5.

    October 26, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I had attended, shot and uploaded this speech to Youtube so anyone can view it at Cheers!

    October 26, 2012

  • Oleg B.

    Great talk by Christian, gave a good Cassandra overview and a practical example how they use it at GameFly. Really liked some of the scalability and reliability features offered by Cassandra, definitely give it a closer look.

    October 12, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Christian, for a very informative presentation ...i love your style! I learned alot!

    October 11, 2012

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