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Cassandra Ljubljana - Our First Meetup!

I'm glad to announce our first Ljubljana Cassandra Users meetup!

Make sure you join us for some Snacks, Networking and Exchange of Cassandra ---Experiences


Speaker: Tomaz Muraus

Title: Cassandra Anti-Patterns and common pitfalls

In this talk we are going to have a look at how to effectively utilize Cassandra and how to avoid some common pitfalls and anti-patterns which can arise while developing apps which talk to Cassandra.

For better understanding, first part will be compromised of a quick dive into the Cassandra architecture and in the second part, we are going to have a look at some concrete examples of common anti-patterns and how to avoid them.

Tomaz Muraus is an engineer at DivvyCloud where he is currently working on a platform which makes multi-cloud management easier and more accessible. Before working on DivvyCloud, he worked at Rackspace on Service Registry and Cloud Monitoring product. He is also a project chair an a developer on the Apache Libcloud, an open-source project that deals with cloud interoperability.

He has been using Cassandra since 2010 starting with version 0.6 and has an extensive experience with developing against Cassandra and operating clusters spanning multiple regions. On top of that, he is also a contributor to the Cassandra Node.js and Python driver.


Speaker: Jure Ham

Title: Cassandra at Zemanta - did we do anything right?

Zemanta is using Cassandra since version 0.7 for a wide range of applications. From storing articles for Solr index to real time analytics. I'll go over our use cases and explain what we did wrong and what we got right. The focus will be mostly on statistics and counting.

Jure Ham is working at Zemanta since 2011 where he's been focusing on developing real time content recommendation infrastructure. He started the love/hate (but mostly love) relationship with Cassandra in 2012 with version 1.1. Since most of his work is focused around Cassandra counters, he has spent most of his time thinking about how to avoid them.

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