6:30pm - 7pm: Reception (Pizza and Drinks)
7pm - 7:30pm: Aaron Morton - CQL Performance with Apache Cassandra 3.0
7:30pm - 8pm: Nate McCall - Hardening Cassandra for Compliance (or Paranoia)
8pm - 8:30pm: Jon Haddad - On the Bleeding Edge - Cassandra 3.4 and beyond
Aaron Morton is the Co Founder & Principal Consultant at The Last Pickle (thelastpickle.com (http://thelastpickle.com/)). A professional services company that works with clients to deliver and improve Apache Cassandra based solutions. He's based in New Zealand, is an Apache Cassandra Committer and a DataStax MVP for Apache Cassandra.
CQL performance with Apache Cassandra 3.0
The 3.0 storage engine re-write is the biggest and most exciting change to ever happen in Apache Cassandra. The new storage engine can efficiently store and read data from disk using the same concepts present in the CQL 3 language. This has delivered large space savings, and creates new performance characteristics.
In this talk Aaron Morton, Co Founder at The Last Pickle and Apache Cassandra Committer, will discuss the 3.0 storage engine, it's layout and performance characteristics.
Nate McCall is the Co-Founder & Sr. Technical Consultant at The Last Pickle (thelastpickle.com (http://thelastpickle.com/)), a professional services company that works with clients to deliver and improve Apache Cassandra based solutions. Prior to TLP, Nate was employee number six at DataStax and was the team lead on the first version of DataStax Enterprise. He is based in Austin, TX USA and has been a DataStax MVP every year since the start of the program.
Hardening Cassandra for Compliance (or Paranoia)
This presentation goes deep into the details of securing Cassandra. In this talk, Nate McCal, Co Founder of The Last Pickle will cover everything from encryption both at rest and on the wire, to authentication and access control as well as securing access to management and tooling.
There should be useful information for experienced Cassandra operators as well as an idea of what to expect when going to production for those new to Cassandra.
Jon has 15 years experience in both development and operations. For the last 10 he's worked at various startups in southern California. For the last 2 years he's been the maintainer of cqlengine, the Python object mapper for Cassandra, now integrated into the native Cassandra driver. He's a Technical Evangelist at Datastax, continuing to focus on advancing Cassandra in the Python, operations and data science communities. Jon holds a degree in Computer Science from the University of Vermont. Technical Evangelist at DataStax.
On the Bleeding Edge - Cassandra 3.4 and Beyond
Cassandra is recognized as the best distributed database leveraging continuous availability and partition-tolerance for global deployments. With a strong open source history that began at Facebook to solve problems of absurdly massive scale, Cassandra has grown to be a huge project with a bright future. In this talk we will take a peek at exactly what that future is all about. With a brand new, high performance Secondary Index implementation, SSTable encryptions, a paradigm shift in architecture moving away from SEDA and towards threads per core, Materialized Views and Aggregations, Cassandra is maturing as a powerful front-runner on the bleeding edge of the NoSQL space.
In addition to the talks there will be, as usual, plenty of opportunity to meet other Cassandra users and enjoy robust discussions around NoSQL.
Special thanks to SkillsMatter (https://skillsmatter.com/) who are hosting us for this event!
Big thanks to long term supporter DataStax (http://www.datastax.com/). DataStax are one of the largest supporters of the Cassandra project and offer comprehensive support as well as their own distribution of Cassandra, Spark and Solr (DataStax Enterprise).
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.