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DataStax Announces Big Data Days By the Bays – Hosts Cassandra Summit in San Francisco and Sponsors Bloomberg Next Big Thing Summit In Half Moon Bay

  • 1,000+ big data and cloud influencers and experts to attend Cassandra Summit, the premier global conference for the Apache Cassandra community, discussing use cases and development techniques.


  • Bloomberg Next Big Thing Summit convenes technology executives and innovators with financial community for fast-paced conversations moderated by Bloomberg journalists.

SAN MATEO – April 4, 2013 DataStax, the company that powers the big data apps that transform business, today announced two major events taking place in the Bay Area during June, the Cassandra Summit 2013 and the Bloomberg Next Big Thing Summit. Big data is today’s defining technology trend, transforming industries ranging from retail and finance to media and health care. As a leading big data platform provider, DataStax is hosting the Cassandra Summit and sponsoring the Bloomberg Summit to teach the technical and business communities how to maximize the value of their big data initiatives.

Cassandra Summit 2013 – Premier Global Conference for Apache Cassandra

Event Details and Speaking Sessions: The Cassandra Summit will take place June 11-12 at Fort Mason in San Francisco with a lineup of speaking sessions featuring Cassandra experts such as Jonathan Ellis, Apache Cassandra project chair and DataStax co-founder. Additional speakers include Michael Kjellman from Barracuda Networks who will deliver a talk titled “Migrating from MySQL to Cassandra – What I Wish I’d Known” and Christos Kalantzis from Netflix whose session is titled “Eventual Consistency != Hopeful Consistency”. A full list of speakers and their topics is located at

Meet the Experts and Receive Training: More than 1,000 individuals from across the IT spectrum are expected to attend including CTOs, IT directors, developers, DBAs, and chief architects, as well as influential press and industry analysts. Attendees can learn tips, tricks and engage in training with Cassandra experts, receive answers to their toughest challenges or simply learn new approaches to everyday problems. Visitors will also discuss how to securely manage real-time, analytic and enterprise search data, and to elastically scale across multiple data centers and the cloud.

“The Cassandra community includes the best minds in big data working on some of the toughest challenges,” said Jonathan Ellis, Apache Cassandra project chair and DataStax co-founder. “The Cassandra Summit is a unique opportunity for us to pool our knowledge and learn how to deal with cutting-edge problems. It’s been a pleasure to see the Summit grow every year along with the community.”

Bloomberg Next Big Thing Summit

DataStax is the official big data sponsor of the Bloomberg Next Big Thing Summit, which takes place June 17-18 at the Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay, Calif. The conference will convene technology executives and innovators with top financiers for two days of fast-paced conversations moderated by Bloomberg journalists. The combination of business people and financiers will bring sharp focus to technology’s constant search for “The Next Big Thing”.

DataStax believes that the next big thing has already arrived, as big data is transforming businesses across virtually every industry. 20 companies in the Fortune 100 already use DataStax to power their big data applications, ranging from retailers who want to create a tailored experience for their customers to financial firms, media and health care companies analyzing an incredible amount of information in real time.

“The Bloomberg Next Big Thing Summit is all about finding the next great technology trends,” said Robert Bierman, Head of Bloomberg LINK. “We’re very happy to welcome DataStax as our big data sponsor. Innovative companies like DataStax, that entered the market very recently, and whose offerings have already been adopted in the biggest U.S. companies, are exemplary of the spirit of this event.”

About DataStax

DataStax powers the big data apps that transform business for more than 250 customers, including startups and 20 of the Fortune 100. DataStax delivers a massively scalable, flexible and continuously available big data platform built on Apache Cassandra™. DataStax integrates enterprise-ready Cassandra, Apache Hadoop™ for analytics and Apache Solr™ for search across multi-datacenters and in the cloud.

Companies such as Adobe, Healthcare Anytime, eBay and Netflix rely on DataStax to transform their businesses. Based in San Mateo, Calif., DataStax is backed by industry-leading investors: Lightspeed Venture Partners, Crosslink Capital and Meritech Capital Partners.  For more information, visit DataStax or follow us @DataStax.