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DataStax Hosts Second Annual Cassandra Summit Europe 2014

DataStax Hosts Second Annual Cassandra Summit Europe 2014, The Largest Gathering of Apache Cassandra™ Users in Europe

British Gas Connected Homes, Spotify, ING, Credit Suisse, DemonWare and Many More To Showcase How Apache Cassandra™ Delivers An Agile, Always-On Technology Infrastructure for Today’s Online Applications.

LONDON, November 14, 2014 – DataStax, the company that delivers Apache Cassandra™ to the enterprise, today announced it will host the second annual Cassandra Summit Europe from December 3-4, 2014 at the Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel in Central London. The event will showcase how leading enterprises have transformed their business, exceeded customer demands, and accelerated their growth using Apache Cassandra, the world’s fastest and most scalable distributed database management system. Apache Cassandra Project Chair and DataStax Co-Founder Jonathan Ellis, DataStax CEO Billy Bosworth, and executives from British Gas Connected Homes and Credit Suisse will deliver conference keynotes.

Cassandra Summit Europe will mirror September’s incredibly successful Cassandra Summit conference in San Francisco, Calif, the world’s largest gathering of Cassandra users. Cassandra Summit Europe is expected to attract more than 1,000 developers, administrators, architects, executives, press and analysts from around Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Comments from Cassandra Users

“When we evaluated open source databases, Cassandra — with its robust architecture and built in multi-DC support — came out on top,” said Jimmy Mårdell, Tech Product Owner, Spotify. “During the four years that we have used Cassandra, we’ve never lost a single bit of data.”

“DemonWare needs availability to run a game like Call of Duty, and Cassandra gets us there,” said Seán O Sullivan, Service Reliability Engineer, DemonWare. “Using Cassandra also means node failures don’t impact users and recovery can be automated, plus the writes are incredibly fast!”

“To handle the critical time-series data associated with our customers’ water distribution network together with our unique ecosystem architecture, Apache Cassandra was leagues ahead of any relational or alternative NoSQL solutions we evaluated,” said Mike Williams, Software and IT Director, i2O Water. “The performance is exceptional and the distributed node-based architecture allows us to grow our cluster in line with our business.”

Cassandra Summit Europe 2014 Specifics

The two-day summit includes more than 30 sessions for developers, administrators and executives. Attendees will learn from game-changing industry experts about how to build their enterprise infrastructure to deliver the capabilities and flexibility needed to compete in today’s data-driven world. Cassandra Summit Europe 2014 will feature:

  • A training day for more than 400 attendees
  • An executive track featuring companies that are engaging customers like never before as they transform themselves using Apache Cassandra
  • A technical track for deep dives into best practices for architecture, development and operations, including:
    • A journey with Apache Cassandra at UBS Securities
    • Apache Cassandra at ING: Testing the Waters: Consistency Required!
    • Deploying Apache Cassandra for Call of Duty

Many community and networking events also will be held throughout the Summit.

To register for Cassandra Summit Europe 2014 and for continuous updates on the agenda, sessions, speakers and sponsors, visit: Cassandra Summit Europe 2014 and follow #CassandraSummit on Twitter.

About DataStax

DataStax delivers Apache Cassandra™, the leading distributed database technology, to the enterprise.  Apache Cassandra™ is built to be agile, always-on, and predictably scalable to any size.

With more than 400 customers in over 50 countries, DataStax is the database technology and transactional backbone of choice for the world’s most innovative companies such as Netflix, Adobe, Intuit, and eBay. Based in Santa Clara, Calif., DataStax is backed by industry-leading investors including Comcast Ventures, Crosslink Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Meritech Capital, Premji Invest and Scale Venture Partners.  For more information, visit or follow  us @DataStax.