When building applications many technologists instinctively reach for familiar relational tools. NoSQL databases, rising in popularity, have contrasting performance metrics and engineering costs that depend on a number of factors. There is no obvious winner and it is easy to make wrong decisions. What it really comes down to is your data. How you receive it, how you get at it, and what you will be using it for are factors that should be reflected in your choice of a datastore be it relational or non-relational. This session is part of the Big Data Track is sponsored by Gemalto.
Ryan King (System Engineer at Twitter) and Tom Wilkie (co-founder and VP engineering at Acunu) delve into the bowels of Apache Cassandra, the highly scalable second-generation distributed database in use at Twitter, Netflix and more others.
In this talk, they'll look at how Cassandra works and show you how to make it growl!
This dual session will share the journey the Cassandra team at Twitter has taken to make Cassandra deliver on its promises while Acunu will talk about the dramatic performance improvements that take place when you move some of the heavy-lifting into the Linux kernel, by using the open source storage engine for Big Data, codename Castle.
9th–13th March 2012