Apache Cassandra: NoSQL Applications in the Enterprise Today

Jonathan Ellis (DataStax)

This session will shed light on real-world use cases for NoSQL databases by providing case studies from enterprise production users taking advantage of the massively scalable and highly-available architecture of Apache Cassandra.

  • Netflix – See how, with Cassandra, Netflix achieved cloud-enabled business agility, capacity and application flexibility, and never worried about running out of space or power.
  • Backupify – Cassandra enables reliable, redundant and scalable low-balance data storage, eliminating downtime and ensuring they can backup customer data around the clock.
  • Ooyala – The elastically scalable Cassandra database allows Ooyala to absorb and leverage massive amounts of digital video data by simply adding nodes which can grow to hundreds or thousands.
  • Constant Contact – Cassandra enables Constant Contact to massively scale an operationally simple application that deployed in 3 months for $250k, compared to 9 months for $2.5 million if they used a traditional RDBMS.

At the end of this session you will have an good understanding of the types of requirements Cassandra can satisfy through a carefully thought-out architecture designed to manage all forms of modern data, that scales to meet the requirements of “big data” management, that offers linear performance scale-out capabilities, and delivers the type of high availability that most every online, 24×7 application needs.

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Jonathan Ellis


Jonathan is CTO and co-founder at DataStax. Prior to DataStax, Jonathan worked extensively with Apache Cassandra while employed at Racksace. Prior to Rackspace, Jonathan built a multi-petabyte, scalable storage system based on Reed-Solomon encoding for backup provider Mozy. In addition to his work with DataStax, Jonathan is project chair of Apache Cassandra.


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