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How Netflix uses Cassandra with Adrian Cockcroft

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I'm very excited to announce that Adrian Cockcroft ( (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 ( 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 ( and sponsored by Acunu (

18:30: Welcome and start networking around beer and pizza

19:00: Talks

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.

About Netflix

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 ( having previously migrated from Oracle (

About the sponsors

Big thanks to Acunu ( for sponsoring food and drinks, and to Forward ( for hosting us and handling the beers.