Put open source to work
July 16–17, 2018: Training & Tutorials
July 18–19, 2018: Conference
Portland, OR
Dikang Gu

Dikang Gu
Software Engineer, Facebook

Dikang Gu is a software engineer on Instagram’s Cassandra team, where he works on providing Apache Cassandra as a general distributed key-value storage in Instagram. He’s also an Apache Cassandra committer. Previously, Dikang helped build a cache invalidation pipeline on top of Postgres and worked on the development of Apache HDFS as part of Facebook’s data infrastructure team.


5:05pm5:45pm Thursday, July 19, 2018
Evolutionary architecture
Location: Portland 251
Level: Intermediate
Dikang Gu (Facebook)
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Instagram runs one of the largest Cassandra deployments in the world. Dikang Gu details a very interesting project from Instagram's Cassandra team to make Apache Cassandra's storage engine pluggable and implement a new RocksDB-based storage engine into Cassandra. The new storage engine can improve the performance of Apache Cassandra significantly. Read more.