Sean Treadway, TweetEngineer, SoundCloud
Biography: Sean Treadway
Sean currently heads the architectural evolution of SoundCloud backed by a diverse history of engineering and operating desktop, server and web applications. He tackles the challenges of scaling to multi-millions of users while maintaining rapid development at SoundCloud - a social sound platform for anyone to record, promote and share their sounds on all devices, including the web.
Presentation: TweetFitting the Model
Cassandra's storage models has both strengths and weaknesses. We'll discuss how SoundCloud takes advantage of the strengths of Cassandra's Memtable/SSTable storage layer as the backend for our activity stream and how understanding what your database does on disk is as important as understanding the data model you're persisting.