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Freakin' Fast Cassandra: How Do They Do It?

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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.



Ryan King Architect Twitter

Tech lead on the Storage team at Twitter.

Tom Wilkie Founder & VP Engineering Acunu

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