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Cassandra In-Depth

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This presentation will provide an overview of Apache Cassandra and its usage in mission critical, online environments. Cassandra was initially designed to be continuously available no matter the amount of data storage, and it is in production at companies such as Netflix, eBay, and Adobe. Both development functionality (new features in Cassandra 1.2) and operational benefits (multi datacenter replication and backups) will be covered, and the format will be relaxed to ensure all questions are answered.


Matt Pfeil (@Mattz62)

Matt is Vice President of Customer Solutions and co-founder at DataStax. Prior to DataStax, Matt built and managed the Email and Apps infrastructure development group at Rackspace. Before its acquisition by Rackspace, Matt was at where he worked in various management roles in infrastructure and scalability. Matt holds a BS from Virginia Tech in Computer Science.

Company Bio:

DataStax powers the big data apps that transform business for more than 200 customers, including startups and 20 of the Fortune 100. DataStax delivers a massively scalable, flexible and continuously available big data platform built on Apache Cassandra™. DataStax integrates enterprise-ready Cassandra, Apache Hadoop™ for analytics and Apache Solr™ for search, across multiple data centers and in the cloud.