Apache Cassandra: NoSQL applications in the enterprise today
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  Jonathan Ellis   Jonathan Ellis


Wednesday, August 22, 2012
03:15 PM - 04:00 PM

Level:  Technical - Introductory

This session will explain how NoSQL meets real-time big data needs, and its relationship with big data anlaytics. Jonathan will explain why Apache Cassandra is the leading real-time big data NoSQL solution, with examples from real-world production use cases such as Netflix, Twitter, and Constant Contact.

Netflix migrated from Oracle to Amazon SimpleDB to Cassandra; today it has over 57 Cassandra clusters. Twitter performs real-time analytics against tweet data using Rainbird system built on Cassandra. Constant Contact massively scaled an application and deployed in 3 months for $250k, compared to an estimated 9 months and $2.5 million on a traditional relational database.

At the end of this session you will have an good understanding of role Cassandra plays in modern architectures managing many forms of data. You will also learn how Cassandra scales to meet the requirements of big data management, how it offers linear scale-out capabilities, and how it delivers true high availability with no single points of failure.

Jonathan is CTO and co-founder at DataStax as well as Project Chair of Apache Cassandra. Prior to his work on Cassandra, Jonathan built a multi-petabyte, scalable storage system based on Reed-Solomon encoding for backup provider Mozy.

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