Past Meetup

Apache Cassandra with Al Tobey and Kyle Kingsbury

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For this upcoming meetup event, we're pleased to be joined by Al Tobey (@AlTobey (, Open Source Mechanic at DataStax, and Kyle Kingsbury (@Aphyr (

As a part of the Jepsen project to educate users about distributed consensus, Kyle has tested Cassandra's behavior with respect to consistency, isolation, and transactions. The results may be surprising.

Al will be presenting a brief introduction to Go (#golang) and Cassandra, and how they are a great fit for each other. This talk will include code samples and a live demo.

In addition to the talks there will be, as usual, food and beverage, plenty of opportunity to have your Cassandra questions answered, meet other Cassandra users and enjoy discussions around NoSQL.

Hope to see you there!

About Al Tobey

Al Tobey (@AlTobey ( is an Open Source Mechanic at DataStax. Prior to working at DataStax, Al's worked at Ooyala as Tech Lead of Compute and Data Services. Ooyala has been using Apache Cassandra since version 0.4. Their data ingest volume has exploded since 0.4 and Cassandra has scaled along with them.

About Kyle Kingsbury

Kyle (@Aphyr ( is the author of Riemann, Meangirls, Timelike, Jepsen, and a bunch of other open-source stuff. He writes Clojure and helps monitor distributed systems at Factual.