Past Meetup

Running Cassandra in Production: What to Expect in the First 6 Months

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Free beer, junk-food, drinks, swag and lots of fun!

Ben Bromhead, Chief Technology Officer, Instaclustr

A Database Month event

In this presentation you will learn how to be ready to deploy Cassandra in production, along with what issues and challenges you can expect to experience during the first 6 months after deployment.

This presentation is required-material for any DBAs, DevOps and operations-teams who may potentially need to manage Cassandra instances, or are just looking to gain critical knowledge of what to expect in the first 6 months of a production Cassandra deployment, as well as those who are just interested in hearing about a realistic journey into production Cassandra.

Some of the topics that we will covered are:

• High level overview of Cassandra, and how it works

• Data model considerations

• Planning for production

• Setup

• Benchmarking

• Availability planning

• Issues that you may face in production and how to fix them

Ben Bromhead, Chief Technology Officer, Instaclustr

Ben Bromhead is the CTO of Instaclustr ( where he is responsible for working closely with his engineering team and customers to build highly available, scalable applications on top of Cassandra. Instaclustr is the only multi-cloud, self service Cassandra as a Service (CaaS) provider in the world.

Swag giveaway + food/drinks at 6:30pm
Power-Networking at 6:35pm
Presentation starts at 6:40pm

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