Scaling with Cassandra

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Join us on Thursday May 16th at 6:00 PM as Jeff Bollinger and Jeff Smoley present Scaling w/ Cassandra.

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Minnebar 2013 – Scaling with Cassandra from Jeff Bollinger

NativeX (formerly W3i) recently transitioned a large portion of their backend infrastructure from MS SQL Server to Apache Cassandra. Today, its Cassandra cluster backs its mobile advertising network supporting over 10 million daily active users producing over 10,000 transactions per second with an average database request latency of under 2 milliseconds. Going from relational to noSQL required NativeX’s engineers to re-train, re-tool and re-think the way it architects applications and infrastructure. Learn why Cassandra was selected as a replacement, what challenges were encountered along the way, and what architecture and infrastructure were involved in the implementation.

Jeff is CTO at NativeX (formerly W3i) with more than 10 years of experience in engineering and leadership. Jeff is experienced in building teams and infrastructure, helping W3i transform from an early stage startup to high growth company. His expertise includes agile methods, data center infrastructure, engineering for scale and wrangling data. Jeff received a BS in Business Computer Information Systems from St. Cloud State University. He is the founder of the Mobile St. Cloud User Group and member of the SCSU Computer Advisory Council.

twitter: @jbollinger

Jeff Smoley

Jeff Smoley is an Infrastructure Architect at NativeX with over 13 years of software development experience ranging from VB6 desktop apps to high transaction ASP .Net/WCF web applications. His focus is on building resilient and maintainable applications. Most recently he’s helped NativeX’s Mobile Business become more scalable and resilient by utilizing Cassandra for high volume data persistence.

The Details:

When: Thursday March 14th, 6:00– 7:30 PM

- Networking and Food at 6:00 PM

- Presentation starts at 6:30 PM

Where: W3i, 1900 Medical Arts Ave South, Sartell, MN 56377
Cost: FREE!
Food and Drinks sponsored by NativeX

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