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Patricia Gorla

Patricia Gorla
Apache Cassandra Architect, The Last Pickle

Website | @patriciagorla

Patricia Gorla is an Apache Cassandra Architect at The Last Pickle, a Cassandra consultancy.

She has been involved in all aspects of software development, from server administration to application development, and from data analysis to data storage.

She has worked with companies and governmental entities on all aspects of data migration to non-relational data stores, and training the technical teams on the new architecture.

She helped the US Patent and Trademark Office ingest more than 6 million patent documents and images; architect secure search systems for a large mortgage insurer; and introduce Cassandra to a digital marketing firm’s data pipeline.

Prior to architecting databases Patricia focused on the analysis and visualization of data.

Patricia speaks often at conferences and meetups such as O’Reilly’s StrataConf + Hadoop World, the Datastax Cassandra Summits, and local user groups. She was also voted a DataStax MVP for Apache Cassandra by the community.


Patricia Gorla (The Last Pickle)
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Computing is spreading outwards: clusters of 1000s of nodes serve a single database, and hundreds of machines analyze the same KPIs. How do we monitor a cluster with many nodes? This talk presents how to effectively monitor a multi-node Cassandra cluster using Riemann and other graphing solutions. Read more.