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About the Presentation: What do you do when your data is not only big, but also needs to be fast? Apache Cassandra is a scalable, fault-tolerant database that has found its way into more than 25% of the Fortune 100 and continues to enjoy significant adoption in the marketplace. In this talk, we'll explore Cassandra's internals, its flexible data model, its SQL-like query language, some deployment scenarios, and some common language bindings. You'll leave ready to begin exploring Cassandra on your own!

About the Presenter: Cliff Gilmore, Solution Architect at DataStax, has been designing solutions with Big Data technologies for 4 years and database technologies for the last decade. He currently works with a broad range of industries to solve problems from real time applications to complex analytics. As a native of St. Louis currently residing in Kirkwood, Cliff is working hard to bring cutting edge solutions to the area and to help build the local Big Data community.

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