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Sunday, March 13 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Embracing NoSQL - Your First Cassandra Project

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What is Cassandra? What is NoSQL? Why are sites like Facebook, Twitter, Google and Digg all using these new technologies? And what does that mean to me? The popularity of the NoSQL movement has exploded in the last year or two, as a number of these non-traditional data storage systems have gone from experimental curiosities to powerful production-ready engines that power the largest real-time social networking sites on the Web. Born out of Facebook, Cassandra is one of super-hot players in this new movement. We recently had an opportunity to build a new social networking site using it for the first time, and we want to share what we learned. In this presentation: * You will discover the NoSQL movement and the big players who lead it. * You will learn both *how* and *why* you should build your site using Cassandra. * You will understand what Cassandra offers, and how it differs from traditional databases as well as other NoSQL competitors like CouchDB and MongoDB. * You will walk through real code examples that can help you bootstrap your own Cassandra project. * You will see where we stumbled along the way, so you can avoid making the same mistakes. Code samples are in Ruby on Rails.


Jared Carroll

Carbon Five
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Rudy Jahchan

Carbon FiveRudy’s fascination with computer programming began at age 10 when he mistakenly picked up the Micro-Adventure book Space Attack (he thought it was going to be about Star Wars). That happy accident led him to graduate from McGill University in Computer Science and start... Read More →
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Ryan King

ArchitectTwitterTech lead on the Storage team at Twitter.

Rob Pak

Carbon Five
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Michael Wynholds

PresCarbon FiveMike grew up in Silicon Valley and has been embedded in the technology industry for his whole life. He worked for Symantec and Netscape out of college, and in 2000 started Carbon Five - a Ruby and Java consulting shop - in San Francisco. In 2006 he opened Carbon Five's... Read More →

Sunday March 13, 2011 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Sheraton, Capitol E-H

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