May: Overview of how Cassandra provides a distributed, fault tolerant and scalable database cluster

Apache Cassandra is scalable, distributed and fault tolerant cluster database originally created by Facebook and now a top level Apache project http://cassandra.apache.org/. It borrows the consistency model from Amazon Dynamo and the data model from Google Big Table. Twitter, Netflix, Reddit and digg are amongst the large scale sites that rely on and contribute to the technology.

In this talk I'll discuss

Hopefully by the end of the talk you'll have a good idea about how and why Cassandra is different to a traditional RDBMS and have some ideas of how to build applications with it while avoiding some of the common mistakes.

Speaker: Aaron Morton

Aaron Morton recently left a role at Weta Digital to spend more time contributing to the Cassandra project and helping people deliver scalable and reliable applications built on the platform. He is on the twitters at @aaronmorton.

When

Wednesday, May 18: 5:00 for 5:15 - 6:30pm

Where

This meeting is hosted by:
Equinox
Level 5
Equinox House
111 The Terrace (or 222 Lambton Quay through Amazon)
Wellington

The Java User Group thanks our host!

Date:
Wednesday, 18th.
May, 2011

Time:
5.00pm for 5:15 - 6:30pm

Venue:
This meeting is hosted by:
Equinox
Level 5
Equinox House
111 The Terrace (or 222 Lambton Quay through Amazon)
Wellington