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DataStax Hosts Cassandra Summit 2016 – World’s Largest Gathering of Apache Cassandra Developers, Users & Industry Thought Leaders

  • Keynote and live demo from leading global financial institution, Macquarie Bank
  • Speakers from organizations including Netflix, Choice Hotels International, Target, Cisco, Spotify, The Weather Channel, Uber and more
  • DataStax Apache Cassandra certification exam and hands-on training to help attendees master the stack and build disruptive cloud apps
  • Summit sponsors include Accenture, Mikan Associates, KPI Partners, Vormetric, Target, Pythian, and more 

SANTA CLARA, CA – July 26, 2016DataStax, the leading provider of database software for cloud applications, today announced it will host the seventh annual Cassandra Summit from September 7-9, 2016 at the San Jose Convention Center. The event will feature keynotes from DataStax CEO, Billy Bosworth; Apache Cassandra Project Chair and DataStax Co-founder and CTO, Jonathan Ellis; and, Macquarie Banking and Financial Services Group Digital Architect, Rajay Rai.

Macquarie Banking and Financial Services Group Chief Digital Officer, Luis Uguina said Macquarie Bank is using DataStax Enterprise to help power its digital banking transformation and develop a world class digital experience, which will be covered in Rajay Rai’s address. “Through our digital transformation, we are embracing the distributed computing and machine learning technologies used by the world’s leading digital companies and applying them to retail banking, as we work to deliver a truly intuitive and personalized digital banking experience for our customers,” he said.

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Perspectives on the News

“Cassandra Summit is always a highlight for me, and I expect this year’s A-list speakers, interesting topics, and first-rate location should make it the best yet,” said Robbie Strickland, VP, Software Engineering, The Weather Company. ‘’In terms of technical depth and speaker quality, Cassandra Summit is truly one of the best tech conferences of the year.”

“There is no way I could miss Cassandra Summit 2016,” said Alexander Dejanovski, Consultant, The Last Pickle. “It is the only event where you meet the incredible community that makes Apache Cassandra the hottest database technology right now, learn from the experts, and discover how both small and big companies use Cassandra to run their business.”

Cassandra Summit 2016

The three-day event consists of one hands-on training day and two full conference days with more than 130 deep dive technical sessions for developers, administrators and executives. Speaking sessions and tracks will cover topics including analytics, beginner and advanced development, beginner and advanced operations, internals and theory, and in-depth use cases. There will be numerous opportunities to learn about the world’s greatest Cassandra implementations from community users and DataStax experts and various community and networking opportunities. Additionally, attendees will have the opportunity to become certified as a Cassandra developer through the DataStax Apache Cassandra Certification Exam.

Speaking session highlights include:

To learn more about the event, please see Christian Hasker’s Five Reasons You Don’t Want to Miss Cassandra Summit 2016” blog post.

To register to Cassandra Summit 2016 and for updates on the agenda, sessions, speakers and sponsors, please visit Cassandra Summit 2016 and follow #CassandraSummit on Twitter.

About DataStax

DataStax, the leading provider of database software for cloud applications, accelerates the ability of enterprises, government agencies, and systems integrators to power the exploding number of cloud applications that require data distribution across datacenters and clouds, by using our secure, operationally simple platform built on Apache Cassandra.

With more than 500 customers in over 50 countries, DataStax Enterprise is the database technology of choice for the world’s most innovative companies, such as Netflix, Safeway, ING, Adobe, Intuit, Target 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 on @DataStax.