DataStax Announces Cassandra SF 2011 in San Francisco

Second Annual Conference Serves Rapidly Growing Cassandra, Hadoop, and Big Data Communities, Highlighting Use Cases, Data-centric application development, Scaling, Cloud Strategies, and More

Jun 08, 2011, 08:01 ET from DataStax

BURLINGAME, Calif., June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- DataStax (formerly Riptano), the commercial leader in Apache Cassandra™, today announced the second annual Cassandra Summit, taking place July 11th at the Mission Bay Conference Center in San Francisco. Registration is now open here, with Early Bird pricing available through June 11, 2011

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Based on hugely growing interest in Cassandra and Hadoop and demand for exploration of the growing Big Data ecosystem, the event will feature an entire track on customer use cases, as well as additional tracks focused on interactive developer focused workshops and lightning talks.

"The Big Data community has grown tremendously in the past year, beyond even our expectations," said Matt Pfeil, VP of Customer Solutions and co-founder of DataStax.  "We are excited to hear and share just some of the many Cassandra and Hadoop use-cases that we see on a daily basis with the broader community, which is so eager to be able to leverage these powerful technologies throughout their organizations."

Confirmed speakers this year include:

Adrian Cockcroft, NetflixTopic: Replacing Datacenter Oracle with global Apache Cassandra on AWS

Over the last three years Adrian Cockcroft has managed and architected development of personalization algorithms for the Netflix web site and TV based devices, refactoring code into middle tier services, and development of a new personalization platform optimized for the cloud. He recently moved to the Cloud Systems group, with a focus on performance monitoring and analysis tools.

Jonathan Ellis, DataStax – Keynote

The CTO and co-founder of DataStax and Apache Project Chair of Cassandra, Ellis will be talking about the latest features and use cases for Cassandra and Brisk, Hadoop powered by Cassandra.

Prior to DataStax, Jonathan worked extensively with Apache Cassandra while employed at Rackspace. Prior to Rackspace, Jonathan built a multi-petabyte, scalable storage system based on Reed-Solomon encoding for backup provider Mozy.

Ed Anuff, UsergridTopic: Indexing In Cassandra

Ed Anuff is a contributor to the Cassandra and Hector projects. He's the founder of Usergrid, a mobile infrastructure startup leveraging Cassandra to power mobile applications and has over 20 years experience in the technology industry, founding Widgetbox and Epicentric, and holding executive roles at Six Apart and Vignette. An expert on Java and enterprise technologies, he holds several patents and wrote the Java Sourcebook, one of the first books on Java programming.

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.

About DataStax

DataStax, the commercial leader in Apache Cassandra™ and Hadoop™, offers products and services that make it easy for customers to build, deploy and operate elastically scalable and cloud-optimized applications and data services. The company has over 90 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, Sequoia Capital and Rackspace Hosting, and is based in Burlingame, CA with offices in Austin, TX and Stamford, CT. For more information, visit