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Cassandra @ Instagram, 4 Cassandra Talks (In the South Bay)

Feb 23, 2017 · Menlo Park, United States of America

We will not be having a meetup in San Francisco month but there will be a great one happening in the South Bay for those of you interested!

We are partnering with Instagram to host February’s meet-up.  As we are entering their new HQ campus, we require all guests for this event to RSVP to the below splash page to secure your seat. Your registration to the meet-up page will not count as registered for this event, so please be sure you sign up via the below link as only those guests will be allowed in the event night. You will also find parking and building info after registering.


Access code: IGMEETUP

What You'll Learn At This Meetup:

• Cassandra @ Instagram 
Presenters: Andrew Whang & Pengchao Wang 

Cassandra plays a key role in Instagram's data serving architecture. In this talk we will give an overview of our Cassandra deployment and highlight the product use cases built on Cassandra. We will cover the data model used to support these use cases.

• Data Abstraction and API 
Presenter: Chen Shen 

Among all Cassandra use cases in Instagram, we summarized three access patterns. Thus we defined three abstract data types and provide API for each of them, which makes both our client and us happier.

• Managing Cassandra @ Instagram 
Presenter: Dave Gadling 

The presentation will give a brief history of the evolution of Cassandra management at Instagram. Along the way Dave will discuss some of the techniques he's learned to ease into automation without needing to have a complete system ready at once. Dave will also discuss some of the decisions that were made along the way which have made managing Cassandra easier and in some cases more challenging.

C* Token Allocation 
Presenter: Dikang Gu 

This will be a deep dive into the new token allocation algorithm in Cassandra 3.0 http://www.datastax.com/dev/blog/token-allocation-algorithm. Dikang will present the problems we have about the random token allocation, the improvements and fixes we’ve made to push the algorithm into our production environments. •  A big thank you to Instagram for hosting, presenting and providing food and drinks! Remember to RSVP on their event page.

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