I'm very excited to announce that Adrian Cockcroft (http://perfcap.blogspot.com/) (cloud architect at Netflix) will be joining us to share his experience with Cassandra at Netflix. Adrian will be covering various aspects of Cassandra use at Netflix, including data modeling, operational issues and the (recently released) Netflix open source components Astyanax (http://techblog.netflix.com/2012/01/announcing-astyanax.html) and Priam. Joining us also, will be Mark Gillett (VP Product Engineering & Operations) to talk about the challenges at Skype in time as they open up their UK offices.
This meetup is a joint effort in partnership with our friends from the Big Data meetup (http://www.meetup.com/big-data-london) and sponsored by Acunu (http://www.acunu.com/).
18:30: Welcome and start networking around beer and pizza
Mark Gillett on the challenges at Skype
Adrian Cockcroft on How Netflix uses Cassandra
20:00: Continue networking
21:00: Wrap up and head to nearby pub
About the speaker
Mark Gillett -
As Chief Development and Operations Officer, Mark is responsible for engineering, site operations, information security, business operations, customer services, IT and transformation at Skype
Adrian Cockcroft -
Cloud architect for Netflix, previously managed personalization algorithm platform development. Founding member of eBay Research Labs, Sun Distinguished Engineer. Author of Sun Performance and Tuning books.
Netflix are one of the most high profile users of Cassandra. Over the past year they have been investing heavily in Cassandra as their primary persistent storage solution (http://techblog.netflix.com/2012/01/announcing-astyanax.html) having previously migrated from Oracle (http://www.slideshare.net/adrianco/migrating-netflix-from-oracle-to-global-cassandra).
About the sponsors
Big thanks to Acunu (http://www.acunu.com/) for sponsoring food and drinks, and to Forward (http://forwardtechnology.co.uk/) for hosting us and handling the beers.