Cassandra Disk Drive Performance Benchmarks at Gnip and Cassandra v2.0

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Nick Matheson, Software Engineer at Gnip, and his team are currently running benchmark tests with Cassandra on different classes of disk drives. These benchmarks will help them better understand maximum read/write performance and the different drive options that exist in the market. Nick will be presenting on what they've uncovered so far.

Michael Shaler, Business Development at DataStax, will be giving an introduction to some of the new features in the latest v2.0 release of Cassandra. Come by and learn about the exciting work the Cassandra dev team has been doing in v2.0 such as:

• Lightweight Transactions (Compare and Swap)

• Eager Retries

• Improved Compaction

• Triggers (experimental)

• CQL Cursors

Food and beverage will be served; we hope you're able to make it!

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About Michael Shaler

Michael Shaler has a passion for start-ups and has participated in four exits to industry leaders such as Documentum, Microsoft and Symantec. Over the past decade, Michael has held leadership roles in alliances, partner sales and business development, focused on virtualization and Big Data.

Michael runs business development for DataStax, the commercial entity behind Apache Cassandra, and is responsible for building out our partner ecosystem. When not working or traveling, Michael revels in hiking, skiing and surfing with his wife and 6-year-old son.

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Agenda

6:30pm - Food/Beverage/Social

7:00pm - Apache Cassandra 2.0 with Michael Shaler

7:30pm - Nick Matheson on Cassandra + Disk Drive Benchmarks

8:00pm - Q&A/Closing