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DSE 6.0: How DataStax Turbo Charged Performance and Improved Resiliency

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Join us on May 30th for a talk with two DataStax experts about new features in DataStax Enterprise 6.0; the best and most important DSE release to-date.

Jake Luciani, a DataStax engineer, will be discussing the details of how his team re-built the DSE 6.0 storage engine to be asynchronous and "Thread-Per-Core". Asynchronous "Thread-Per-Core" designs are often found in finance and ad-tech as they offer the highest levels of performance while scaling well on high end machines with many cores. These changes have yielded a 2x performance gain over Apache Cassandra and DSE 5.x

Brian Hess, Product Director for Analytics and Architecture, will discuss some of the new features in DSE 6 and what they mean in terms of usability, performance, and fault tolerance including:
* Do you hate repairs in Cassandra? So do we. So we got rid of them. Enter, NodeSync, a hands-off, constant background operation that keeps nodes in sync (clever naming, huh?)
* Apache Spark was a powerful addition to DataStax Enterprise in version 4.5, adding significant Analytics capabilities to the DSE platform. Since then, DataStax has invested in enhancing and extending the integrated Spark in DSE - an HA resource manager, a continuously available distributed file system, performance improvements, etc. With DSE 6, DataStax introduced a number of important new features to enable analytics workloads in DSE: AlwaysOn SQL, an HA ODBC/JDBC service for Spark SQL; Catalyst optimizations to improve performance and usability; and upgrading to Spark version 2.2, including support for Structured Streaming.

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