Webinar: Cassandra at Lithium | DataStax
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  • Title: Cassandra at Lithium
  • Date: April 3rd, 2014
  • Time: 9am PT / 12pm ET / 16:00 GMT
  • Duration: One hour
  • Details: Need to switch from MySQL to Cassandra? Learn how social software firm Lithium managed the migration from a legacy MySQL system to Cassandra with zero customer downtime or data integrity loss. In this webinar, Senior Software Engineer Paul Cichonski will tell you all about how Lithium uses Cassandra. He’ll describe the data model and how it evolved over time, plus he’ll coach you about how to test Cassandra in QA and catch any issues before moving into production.

    Join us to learn:
    • How Lithium uses Cassandra
    • Why Lithium still requires Thrift for some wide-row centric use cases
    • What failures to expect in production and what to monitor

  • Speaker: Paul Cichonski, Senior Software Engineer at Lithium Technologies

    Paul Cichonski is a Senior Software Engineer working at Lithium Technologies in San Francisco. Paul is leading the rollout of a Cassandra-backed service to provide notifications and news feed functionality within the Lithium product. Lately Paul has been spending most of his time thinking about distributed systems and functional programming languages. Before Lithium, Paul worked at the National Institute of Standards and Technology building ontologies to foster IT security data interoperability.

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