July 20–24, 2015
Portland, OR

The cursed oracle: Cassandra's past, present and future

Rachel Pedreschi (DataStax)
10:40am–11:20am Wednesday, 07/22/2015
Sponsored E141
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 3 ratings)

It’s been a wild six years in Apache Cassandra land. We started out by trying to solve a really hard problem: how to keep a distributed database always available. With thousands of Cassandra users worldwide, we claim victory on that first step—but now it is time to tackle all the smaller problems that can make a database go from great to spectacular. Developer productivity, ease of use, and a rich ecosystem are firmly in our target. Let’s talk about what has been added and what’s coming and why.

Sponsored by DataStax

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Rachel Pedreschi


Rachel Pedreschi is a lead technical evangelist at DataStax. A “Big Data Geek-ette,” Rachel is no stranger to the world of high performance databases and data warehouses. She is a Vertica, Informix, and Redbrick certified DBA on top of her work with Cassandra, and has more than 15 years of business intelligence and ETL tool experience. Rachel has an MBA from San Francisco State University and a BA in mathematics from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She loves collecting new interesting experiences, including being on a game show when she was a kid, floating down underground rivers in an inner tube, and scuba diving with lemon sharks. Rachel’s current new experience is juggling a 2-year-old and a 5-year-old while trying to stay sane.