This month we are pleased to welcome Patrick McFadin (@PatrickMcFadin) from the US who will be talking about "Cassandra at Scale" and Nicolas Favre-Felix (@yowgi) who will be giving us an introduction to Cassandra internals, something that many members have been asking for. Again, we will be hosted at Skype's London HQ.
Patrick is one of DataStax's most accomplished architects and works on many of the worlds largest Cassandra projects spanning multiple data centers. He claims the services delivered by these Cassandra users will almost certainly touch 80-90% of any audience he presents to.
With Cassandra being deployed at ever increasing scale Patrick will talk about the challenges and best practices from the data model to the architecture as well as operational disciplines required to meet the key service levels demanded by the business.
Nicolas is a software engineer working on distributed systems and real-time analytics. His background is in building developer tools around non-relational database systems; he was involved within the Redis community from the start, writing tools such as webdis and phpredis that are now used by many large-scale applications.
6.30: Arrive, networking with beer and pizza
7.00: Cassandra at Scale, with Patrick
7.30: Cassandra Internals 101, with Nicolas
8.00: Finish up, more networking and beer
8.30: Head to nearby pub
In addition to the talks there will be, as usual, plenty of opportunity to meet other Cassandra users and enjoy robust discussions around NoSQL.
Cassandra London would not be what it is without its dedicated supporters. Many thanks to Skype for providing their fantastic London office and for covering refreshments.
Big thanks to long term supporters DataStax (hopefully John will get his credit card out at the pub again). DataStax are one of the largest supporters of the Cassandra project and offer comprehensive support as well as their own distribution of Cassandra, Hadoop and Solr (DataStax Enterprise).
Finally, if you're interested in speaking at Cassandra London, please get in touch! The most interesting talks are always those where real users explain their use case.
NOTE: We are unable to cater for any attendees under the age of 18. Please do not sign up for this event if you are under 18.