Matt Dennis, TweetDataStax
Biography: Matt Dennis
Matt Dennis has been with DataStax since the beginning and currently focuses on high level architecture, design, data models, deployment and algorithms for some of the largest, highest volume and most fault tolerant distributed systems in the world. Prior to DataStax, Matt held various technical leadership and principal development roles at Crossroads Systems and Troux Technologies and even spent time as a System Administrator in a former life. Matt studied Computer Science as an undergrad and Software Engineering as a graduate student at the University of Texas at Austin in the College of Natural Sciences and the College Of Engineering respectively.
Presentation: TweetBig Data OLTP with Apache Cassandra
This session will explain how Apache Cassandra meets OLTP big data needs, and its relationship with big data analytics. Jonathan will explain why Cassandra is the leading big data OLTP solution and how Cassandra delivers linear scale-out capabilities with true high availability, with examples from real-world production use cases:
- How Netflix migrated from Oracle to Amazon SimpleDB to Cassandra. Today they run over 57 Cassandra clusters across hundreds of nodes. - How Cassandra powers Twitter's real-time analytics system, Rainbird - How deploying to Cassandra instead of traditional RDBMS technology was an order of magnitude less expensive for Constant Contact
Finally, we will cover why Cassandra is the right choice when you need availability and performance at scale and how Cassandra can integrate real-time, analytical, and enterprise search workloads with Hadoop and Solr.
Presentation: TweetThe Aarhus 6
We will be using the analogy of a courtroom battle for this presentation and the room will be laid out in a courtroom style layout with the case being presented:
The people vs The Aarhus 6 (6 of the biggest names in NOSQL and NEWSQL technologies or the accussed as we like to call them!)
Accused? Yes the terminolgy is a bit strong but in the name of role playing they are accussed of mis-informing the general public with outlandish claims and not warning of potential "tradeoffs" the public may encounter when using these products. For example, it may not be super fast, highly scalable or even easy to use in your environment but they said it was!
The panel will be moderated by Kresten Krab Thorup.
However, we encourage (with a free beer for each question asked) as much audience participation as possible! We ran a similar track in Copenhagen in May and the audience actually asked most of the tough questions! So bring a sharp wit to this session.
Its then up to the Judge to make sure the questions are asked and answered in a fair and open manner. BTW The judges decision is final!
So who is on the panel:
Matt Heitzenroder (Basho), Chris Anderson (Couchbase), Jim Webber (Neo4J), Alvin Richards (10gen/MongoDB), Matt Dennis (Datastax), Martin Fowler ()