This is a crash course introduction to Cassandra. You'll step away understanding how it's possible to to utilize this distributed database to achieve high availability across multiple data centers, scale out as your needs grow, and not be woken up at 3am just because a server or entire data center failed. We'll cover the basics of data modeling with CQL, and understand how that data is stored on disk.
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Intro to Cassandra
Jon Haddad has 15 years experience in both development and operations. For the last 11 years, he's worked at various startups in southern California. In a past life, he put Cassandra in production and co-wrote cqlengine, the Python object mapper for CQL. After 2 years as an evangelist at DataStax, he is now Principal Consultant at The Last Pickle, helping customers of all size succeed with Apache Cassandra.