ApacheCon NA 2013

Portland, Oregon

February 26th – 28th, 2013

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Thursday 11 a.m.–11:45 a.m.

Cassandra in Action

Yuki Morishita

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Cassandra is the scalable NoSQL database powering modern applications at companies like Netflix, eBay, Disney, and hundreds of others. This talk will cover Cassandra use cases, features, and a taste of what developing against Cassandra is like.


Brief use cases

  • eBay: time series, hadoop integration, multi-datacenter support
  • Disney: multitenancy, search integration
  • Netflix: SSD optimization, open source involvement

Availability design

  • consistent hashing + eventual consistency compared with classic sharding

Data modeling and application design

  • Cassandra Query Language
  • Partitioning and denormalization
  • Collections