Are You a Cassandra Jedi? - Call For Submissions Opens for Cassandra NYC 2011

Demand for Third Apache Cassandra™ Conference Driven by Growing Cassandra Community and Big Data Challenges; Event to Showcase New Use Cases and Deployments

Nov 09, 2011, 10:05 ET from DataStax

BURLINGAME, Calif., Nov. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- DataStax, the commercial leader in Apache Cassandra™, along with the NYC Cassandra User Group, NoSQL NYC, and Big Data NYC are joining together to present the first Cassandra New York City conference on December 6. This all day, two-track event will focus on enterprise use cases as well as the latest developments in Cassandra. Early bird registration is now open here.


Coming on the heels of a sold-out DataStax Cassandra SF earlier this year, the event will feature some of the most interesting Cassandra use-cases from up and down the Eastern Seaboard. Cassandra NYC will be keynoted by Jonathan Ellis, chairman of the Apache Cassandra project, who will highlight what's new in Cassandra 1.0, and what's in store for the future. Additional confirmed speakers include Nathan Marz, lead engineer for the Storm project at Twitter and Jim Ancona, systems architect at Constant Contact.

"With the recent 1.0 release, we are seeing users doing amazing new things with Cassandra that are going beyond even our expectations and imagination," said Ellis. "We look forward to sharing these stories with the broader community, to further hasten the adoption and usage of Cassandra to meet their real-time, big data challenges."

Call for Speakers and Press Registration

The call for speakers is now also open for the event. Submissions can be made to

Press interested in attending the event may contact for a complimentary press pass.

The event will be held at the Lighthouse International Conference Center on 59th St.

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About DataStax

DataStax is the developer of DataStax Enterprise, a distributed, scalable, and highly-available database platform that delivers optimal performance either on premise or in the cloud for modern enterprise applications that manage both real-time and analytic workloads. The company has over 100 customers, including leaders such as Netflix, Cisco, Rackspace and Constant Contact, and spanning verticals including web, financial services, telecommunications, logistics and government. DataStax is backed by industry leading investors, including Lightspeed Venture Partners and Crosslink Capital and is based in Burlingame, CA with offices in Austin, TX and Stamford, CT. For more information, visit

About Apache Cassandra™

Apache Cassandra™ is an open source distributed database management system. It is designed to store and allow very low-latency access to very large amounts of data spread out across many commodity servers while providing a highly-available service with no single point of failure. This next-generation data platform evolved from work at Google, Amazon and Facebook, and is an Apache Software Foundation top-level project. For more information, visit