• SAM SIG: Cassandra Wednesday, April 22, 2009 - 06:30PM to 09:00PM
    Cubberley Community Center
    4000 Middlefield Rd., RM H-1
    Palo Alto, CA
    Software Architecture and Platform

SAM SIG: Cassandra

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    For this month, this meeting is held jointly with the Emerging Tech SIG.

     

    Title:  Cassandra

    Cassandra is a distributed storage system for managing structured data that is designed to scale to a very large size across many commodity servers, with no single point of failure. Reliability at massive scale is a very big challenge. Outages in the service can have significant negative impact. Hence Cassandra aims to run on top of an infrastructure of hundreds of nodes (possibly spread across different datacenters). At this scale, small and large components fail continuously; the way Cassandra manages the persistent state in the face of these failures drives the reliability and scalability of the software systems relying on this service. Cassandra has achieved several goals – scalability, high performance, high availability and applicability. In many ways Cassandra resembles a database and shares many design and implementation strategies with databases. Cassandra does not support a full relational data model; instead, it provides clients with a simple data model that supports dynamic control over data layout and format.

    Bio:
    Avinash Lakshman
     is an engineer at Facebook where he helped architect and build the Cassandra system. He was previously a distributed systems architect at Amazon where he architected and built the Dynamo system, the first enterprise ready distributed database management system based on the eventual consistency model. Dynamo stores and serves the shopping carts for all Amazon users and replaced an earlier Oracle system within Amazon that no longer met Amazon’s availability requirements.

    Prashant Malik
    Currently an Engineer at Facebook where he architected and built the Cassandra system and a number of search solutions. Previously he was at Microsoft for almost 9 years where he built a number of distributed services and worked on windows operating system core. He filed 6 patents while at Microsoft. He holds a B.Tech in Computer Science from IIT Delhi.

     



     

    Location

    Cubberley Community Center
    4000 Middlefield Road, Room H-1
    Palo Alto, CA
    Directions

     

    Agenda

    6:30 - 7:00 p.m. Registration/Networking/Refreshments/Pizza
    7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Presentations

     

    Price

    $15 at the door for non-SDForum members
    No charge for SDForum members
    No registration required

    Agenda

    6:30 - 7:00 p.m. Registration/Networking/Refreshments/Pizza
    7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Presentations

     

    Price

    $15 at the door for non-SDForum members
    No charge for SDForum members
    No registration required