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DataStax Announced Speaker Lineup for Cassandra Summit Europe – Expands Leading NoSQL Database Event Due to Demand

  • More than 40 presenters from companies including SoundCloud, Spotify, Sky, Barclays, Orange and Rackspace covering Apache Cassandra.
  • Exclusive platinum sponsor Fusion-io, as well as Accenture, Acunu, Compuware, Jaspersoft, Pentaho and Big Data Partnership join DataStax at the largest European Cassandra event.
  • Additional day of training workshops announced to meet increased demand for Cassandra expertise.


LONDON – 1st Oct., 2013DataStax, the company that powers the online applications that transform business, today announced the speaker line-up for this year’s Cassandra Europe Summit 2013 scheduled for 16th-18th October in London. DataStax also announced that it has both released more tickets and added a further day of training workshops due to the level of demand.

The three-day event will bring together hundreds of the best minds in big data. From developers to business users, attendees can learn how the massively scalable, always available open-source Cassandra database can power their online applications. Speakers from Barclays, Orange, Sky, Spotify, the Russian social network, SoundCloud, Rackspace and many more will present at the conference.  Jonathan Ellis, Chair of the Apache Cassandra Project and Chief Technology Officer at DataStax will present the keynote address.

“The Cassandra community in Europe is growing by leaps and bounds, and now DataStax is hosting its first ever Cassandra Summit in this important region,” said Jonathan Ellis, Apache Cassandra project chair and Chief Technology Officer at DataStax. “The Cassandra database is ideal for online applications that must scale to tremendous levels and never go down. Cassandra is one of the most advanced and disruptive technologies in the database market, and events like Summit will give developers the tools they need to build their next-generation applications.”

Event Overview

The Day One Technical Workshop offers the opportunity to become officially certified as a DataStax Certified Cassandra Developer. Technical Workshop attendees also gain admission to the Conference (Day 2), which is included as part of the Day 1 Workshop + Day 2 Conference combined ticket.

The Day Two Conference showcases innovative use cases across four speaking tracks from prominent Cassandra users including Orange, Spotify, Fusion-io, and SoundCloud. Jonathan Ellis, Apache Chair for Cassandra will present the keynote, outlining the key improvements to Cassandra 2.0.

The Day Three Training Workshop has been added due to the sell-out of the training day scheduled for day one. This additional day is dedicated to technical training sessions, giving attendees the opportunity to become a certified DataStax Cassandra developer.  New tickets can include both Day Two and Three as part of an overall package.

The three-day Summit has support from a host of industry sponsors shaping next generation application environments including Fusion-io, Accenture, Acunu, Big Data Partnership, Compuware, Jaspersoft, Pentaho and Servoy.

“As the leading NoSQL database for big data, Cassandra is powering business success for many innovative companies,” said Matt Kennedy, Fusion-io Big Data Solution Architect. “Businesses with millions of active users run their Cassandra clusters on Fusion-io to provide the most responsive user experience possible while driving down data centre costs and improving efficiency. We’re pleased to be sponsoring the Cassandra Summit to help spread the word about the simplicity and performance of Cassandra on Fusion-io.”

The Cassandra Europe Summit will take place at the Barbican Centre, London. To register for the Cassandra Summit Europe or find more information on the event, visit

About DataStax

DataStax powers the online applications that transform business for more than 300 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, Meritech Capital Partners, Scale Venture Partners, DFJ Venture Capital and Next World Capital. For more information, visit DataStax or follow us @DataStax.