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Using Cassandra as a High-Availability RDBMS

  • Sep 18, 2013 · 7:00 PM

For this upcoming meetup, Christopher Smith, Engineer at Chill, is going to present on their technical experiences with Apache Cassandra as their primary persistent store, strategies they've employed to address CQL3's limitations and how they've approached the migration from existing systems.

Food and beverage will be served, sponsored by DataStax.

I hope you're able to make it!



At Chill, we've been migrating to using Cassandra as our primary persistent store, motivated more by how it cleanly handles failure scenarios more than its much vaunted "Big Data" prowess. With CQL3, Cassandra now has an expressive enough language to function as a familiar RDBMS (though limited, particularly by a lack of joins), making migrating existing code much simpler. This talk will cover how we've approached using Cassandra, some of the strategies we've employed to address CQL3's limitations and how we've approached the migration from our existing systems.

About Chris Smith

A veteran of the Internet wars, Chris's passion for computing lead him to starting his first Internet business over 15 years ago. When that ended, he escaped from the frozen tundra of the Great White North to sunny Southern California, where he applyied his development expertise to a variety of local startups. He previously worked at Overture Research, Google, Fox Audience Network, and the Rubicon Project.


7:00pm - Food/Beverage/Social

7:15pm - Presentation by Chris Smith & Q&A

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