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DataStax Accelerate
Keynotes and Sessions

DataStax Accelerate
On-Demand

Explore the trends, strategies, and technologies driving application modernization and data management that will help you move your business into the future. Learn about the future of Apache Cassandra™, DataStax Constellation, a cloud-native data platform, and 70+ technical sessions designed to help you build game-changing applications in the cloud, on premises, or in a hybrid cloud environment.

In these sessions, we deliver best practices for configuring, running, and optimizing DataStax Enterprise at any scale, across any cloud.

From Apache Kafka and Kubernetes to data modeling and zero downtime, we’ve got the world’s top Cassandra and distributed database engineers providing everything you need to grow your knowledge of all things DataStax and Cassandra!

Keynotes

Don’t miss this amazing lineup of speakers and must-hear announcements! The DataStax Accelerate keynotes explored the trends, strategies, and technologies driving application modernization and data management that will help you move your business into the future.

Day 1 Opening Keynotes

Developers continue to accelerate change in the world. Every day new tools emerge that help them create better experiences across every aspect of life. Even though easy-to-use tools make it faster to develop better products, building apps that perform regardless of data location, size, and format remains a challenge. Similarly, operations and IT teams responsible for the deployment, upkeep, and support of new applications are simultaneously challenged and supported by new ways to deploy, be it on premises, in the cloud, or with a hybrid approach.

Watch as DataStax CEO Billy Bosworth shares how DataStax is working to make it easier for developers and operators to leverage new technologies and deployment options to accelerate the speed of business transformation, Deloitte Consulting Principal Mark White talks about Deloitte’s multi-model AI solutions on DataStax Enterprise Graph, diving into Deloitte’s MissionGraph and Opioid360 and how they help their clients address some of the most complex real-world problems of today and Judy Meyer, Microsoft VP of WW ISV Business, discusses how Microsoft Azure is helping companies achieve their transformational journey.

Day 2 Opening Keynotes

Day 2 kicks off with Nate McCall, Project Chair for Apache Cassandra, as he tells the story of Apache Cassandra, talking frankly about the changes in the community over the past couple of years and where it is now as a project. In Nate's own words: "We have come a long way in 10 years. What started as a side project to solve a specific problem using a mashup of distributed computing techniques has morphed into a mission-critical database relied on by some of the world’s largest companies. The journey to this point has had its ups and downs, drama, and intrigue. But it sure makes for a good story.

Immediately following is Jonathan Ellis, Co-Founder and CTO of DataStax, describing how DataStax is making it easier for developers to build modern applications with zero downtime, in whatever deployment model they want – from columnar to graph and hybrid cloud to multi cloud.

Day 2 Closing Keynote

In the information age, data is the new currency and access to it is power. With battle cries such as “Information wants to be free” and “Hack the planet”, Hackers have risen to infamy. But can we learn anything about innovation from them? The surprising fact is that hacking can, and often does, spur innovation. It exposes vulnerabilities and forces technologies to evolve, and consumers to demand something better. Hacking can often supply innovations, improve products, and demonstrates what is possible and how consumers want to use their technology.

This talk from Keren Elazari, Cyber Security Analyst, Author & Researcher, will show how companies and organizations that once fought hackers, can now invite them to collaborate – and how more and more people can embrace the creative aspects of hacker culture.

Session Teaser

Live Traffic Capture and Replay in Cassandra 4.0

Vinay Chella, Cloud Data Architect, Netflix

Innovating with Apache Cassandra

Learn Apache Cassandra fundamentals and how they apply to building applications in a highly distributed fashion.

TRACK SESSIONS

Change-Data-Capture in Apache Cassandra™
Yuki Morishita, Principal Architect, DataStax

Casquatch: An Open Source Java Abstraction Layer for Cassandra Databases
Josh Turner, Senior DBA, T-Mobile

Solving Optimal Data Placement for Instagram's Global Scale
Andrew Whang, Software Engineer, Facebook

Live Traffic Capture and Replay in Cassandra 4.0
Vinay Chella, Cloud Data Architect, Netflix

Persistent Memory Support for Cassandra
Steve Dohrmann, Senior Java Performance Architect, Intel

Repair Improvements in Apache Cassandra 4.0
Alexander Dejanovski, Apache Cassandra Consultant, The Last Pickle

Safer Restarts, Faster Streaming, and Better Repair, Just a Glimpse of Cassandra 4.0
Vinay Chella, Cloud Data Architect, Netflix

10 Easy Ways to Tune Your Cassandra Cluster
Jon Haddad, Principal Consultant, The Last Pickle

Cassandra Traffic Management at Instagram
Michaël Figuière, Software Engineer, Instagram

The Managed Platform Driving Cassandra Adoption at Bloomberg
Isaac Reath, Software Engineer, Bloomberg L.P.

Cassandra at Yahoo! Japan
Murukesh Mohanan, Software Engineer, Yahoo Japan Corporation

Session Teaser

Data Modeling Is Dead… Long Live Schema Design

Pascal Desmarets, CEO, Hackolade

Building Modern Applications

Discover why it's imperative to rethink what's possible when it comes to data management while developing modern applications.

TRACK SESSIONS

Modern Data Architectures with Kafka and Cassandra
Cliff Gilmore, Senior Solutions Architect, Confluent

Introducing DataStax AppStax: Making the Database Obsolete
Matthias Broecheler, Chief Technologist, DataStax

Data Modeling Is Dead… Long Live Schema Design!
Pascal Desmarets, CEO, Hackolade

Data as a Service: Transforming Enterprise Data into Modern Applications
Keith Loo, CRO, CTO Boost

Cassandra’s Got Go for Vue Mobility!
Adron Hall, Developer Advocate, DataStax, Cristina Veale, Developer Advocate, DataStax

Rapid Cloud Development with Spring Boot and Cassandra
Frank Moley, Senior Software Engineer, DataStax

Creating a Python Microservice Tier in Four Sprints with Cassandra, Kafka, and DSE Graph
Jeff Carpenter, Director of Developer Advocacy, DataStax

Designing for Time Series Applications at Scale with DataStax Enterprise
Alice Lottini, Principal Architect, DataStax and Patrick Callaghan, Enterprise Architect, DataStax

Building a Feature Store and Experiments Platform with DataStax Enterprise at Condé Nast
Oscar Perez, Senior Software Engineer, Condé Nast

Speed Up Your Apache Cassandra™ Applications: A Practical Guide to Reactive Programming
Cedrick Lunven, Developer Advocate, DataStax , Alexandre Dutra, Software Engineer, DataStax

Serverless and Microservices: Time for a New Data Model?
Patrick McFadin, VP Developer Relations, DataStax

Session Teaser

Tripling Performance by Using Thread per Core with DataStax Enterprise

Robert Czupiol, Master of Science / Expert Architect, ING Bank Slaski

Succeeding with Operations and Administration

Explore best practices for configuring, optimizing, deploying, and maintaining Cassandra and DataStax Enterprise at scale across any cloud.

TRACK SESSIONS

NodeSync: Repair You Forget About
Sylvain Lebresne, Staff Engineer, DataStax

Diving into an Era of Unmanned Audits
Mustafa Kaman, Software Architect, Credit Bureau of Turkey and Hazar Tuna, Head of Compliance Controls, Credit Bureau of Turkey

How to Understand Apache C* Performance Through Read/Write Metrics: A Beginner's Guide
Wei Deng, Vanguard Solutions Architect, DataStax

Tripling Performance by Using Thread per Core with DataStax Enterprise
Robert Czupiol, Master of Science / Expert Architect, ING Bank Slaski

Doing a Large-Scale Data Migration Without Downtime and During Regular Business Hours
Troy Motte, Software Developer, Siemens

DataStax Enterprise Security, Build Automation, and Operations at Discover Financial Services
Kiran Dronamraju, Principal Engineer, Discover Financial Services

Capacity Planning Using Facebook Prophet
Pedro Vidigal, Cassandra Team Manager, Pythian and Valerie Parham-Thompson, Cassandra DBA, Pythian

Always Test Your Cassandra Cluster! In Production!
Adrian Lungu, Computer Scientist, Adobe and Serban Teodorescu, Site Reliability Engineer, Adobe

Metrics for the Masses: When Cassandra Becomes Popular in Your Company
Samuel Roberts, Middleware Engineer, ING Netherlands and Joost Veldkamp, Middleware Engineer, ING Netherlands

Automating Cassandra Administration with the DataStax OpsCenter API
Matthew Griffin, Principal Database Engineer, Surescripts

Automation for Cassandra Scaling and Node Replacement
Serban Teodorescu, Site Reliability Engineer, Adobe

Get Better Operation Insights on DataStax Enterprise Clusters
J.B. Langston, Escalation Engineer, DataStax and Manikandan Srinivasan, Senior Director, Product Management, DataStax

Session Teaser

DataStax Enterprise in Azure – Walgreens Path to the Cloud-Based Microservices Applications

Sergiy Smyrnov, Lead Database Architect, Walgreens

Deploying in the Cloud: Hybrid, Public, Private

Address the technical challenges of implementing a true hybrid cloud leveraging a hybrid database.

TRACK SESSIONS

Running a Globally Distributed Cassandra Cluster on Kubernetes in the Cloud
Mike Treadway, Principal Cloud Architect, IBM

DataStax Enterprise in Azure – Walgreens Path to the Cloud-Based Microservices Applications
Sergiy Smyrnov, Lead Database Architect, Walgreens

The Hybrid Cloud Journey: Lessons Learned
Chelsea Navo, Vanguard Lead, Presales Architecture, DataStax

Real-Time Insurance Product Recommendations and Customer 360 Across Multiple Clouds? We Can and You Can Too
David Boggess, Cloud Data Architect, Boggess Advisory Group

DataStax Enterprise on VMware Cloud for Hybrid Deployments
Joy Cao, Senior Business Development Manager, VMware and Kathryn Erickson, Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships, DataStax

What's Next for Cassandra in the Cloud?
Matt Kennedy, Senior Director of Product, DataStax

10 Things to NOT Do When Using Cassandra on the Cloud
Naren Gokul, Senior VP Customer Success, Orzota, Inc. and Shanti Subramanyam, CEO, Orzota, Inc.

Lessons Learned: A Walk Through Hybrid and Multi-Cloud Deployments
Carlos Rolo, Open Source Consultant, Pythian

Developing Fault-Tolerant Applications in the Cloud with Kubernetes and Cassandra
Amy Krishnamohan, Product Marketing Manager, Google, Daniel Bergqvist, Developer Relations, Google

Deploying DataStax Enterprise in a Hybrid Cloud Configuration Using Kubernetes
Matt Davies, Senior Manager, Big Data Architecture, Precocity, LLC

Migrating 500 Nodes from Rackspace to Google Cloud with Zero Downtime
Gilberto Müller, Engineering Manager, Metronom and Paul Chandler, Cassandra Consultant, Metronom

Session Teaser

Managing 400 Billion Requests with Zero Downtime for TurboTax

Achal Kumar, Senior Dev Manager, Intuit Data Platform Persistence, Intuit and Larry Raab, Principal Engineer/Architect, Intuit Data Platform Persistence, Intuit

Exploring Transformational Use Cases

Explore real-world use cases for transforming modern and traditional enterprise applications.

TRACK SESSIONS

Core Banking System Offloading with DataStax Enterprise
Maciej Stępień, CEO, Braintri

A Relational Data Safari: Migrating Transactional Data to DataStax/Cassandra
Ryan Weal, Remote Software Developer, Kafei Interactive Inc.

Innovation Around Data and AI for Fraud Detection
Ken Chenis, Chief Architect, ACI Worldwide

Streamlining AWS AMI Refresh and Resiliency for DataStax Enterprise Powering a Mission-Critical Platform at Capital One
Mahder Gebreyohans, Senior Software Engineer, Capital One and Vijay Arthanari, Senior Engineering Manager, Capital One

Managing 400 Billion Requests with Zero Downtime for TurboTax
Achal Kumar, Senior Dev Manager, Intuit Data Platform Persistence, Intuit and Larry Raab, Principal Engineer/Architect, Intuit Data Platform Persistence, Intuit

DataStax for High Volume, Real-Time Application
Murali Ande, Director Innovation, American Airlines and Gaurav Nasit, Principal Software Engineer, American Airlines

Cassandra Use Cases for Large-Scale Family History
Tom Creighton, CTO, FamilySearch

DataStax Helps Power Cisco's Always-On Renewals E-commerce System
Charulata Sharma, Senior Engineer, Cisco Systems

How a Global Quick Serve Restaurant Increased Customer Engagement and Brand Loyalty
Mudit Srivastava, Customer Data Platforms Architect, Publicis Sapient and Rahul Singh, Platform Architect, Anant

5 Steps to an Awesome Apache Cassandra Data Model
Patrick McFadin, VP Developer Relations, DataStax

Session Teaser

Streaming Cassandra into Kafka

Andrew Prudhomme, Distributed Systems Engineer, Yelp and Abrar Sheikh, Data Engineer, Yelp

Going Beyond Core Cassandra with Graph, Search, and Analytics

Discover the power of Graph, analytics, and search; surface impactful insights from relationships in your data to solve complex problems.

TRACK SESSIONS

Streaming Cassandra into Kafka
Andrew Prudhomme, Distributed Systems Engineer, Yelp and Abrar Sheikh, Data Engineer, Yelp

DataStax Enterprise 6 and Beyond
David Gilardi, Developer Advocate, DataStax

Extending Gremlin with Foundational Steps
Stephen Mallette, Software Engineer, DataStax

Lighting a Spark with Machine Learning and DataStax Enterprise Analytics
Amanda Moran, Developer Advocate, DataStax

Implementation of a Big Data Architecture for Real-Time Analytics with DataStax Enterprise Graph, Analytics, and Search
Joseph Arriola, Principal Consultant, solcomp

Building a Recommendation System with DataStax Enterprise Graph
Artem Chebotko, Solution Architect, DataStax

To Spark or Not to Spark?
Russell Spitzer, Software Engineer, DataStax

DSE Graph.Next: The Cloud-Native Distributed Graph Database for Solving Graph Problems
Jonathan Lacefield, Senior Product Director, DataStax and Denise Gosnell, Head of Graph Practice at DataStax, DataStax

Predicting Restaurant Inspection Failures with DataStax Enterprise Analytics
Angelo Kastroulis, Consultant, Carrera Group, Inc.

Session Teaser

Massive-Scale Entity Resolution Using the Power of DataStax Enterprise

Max Melnick, Engineering Lead, Deloitte

Accelerating Transformation in the Public Sector

Discover how public sector organizations are using their data in new ways to accelerate modern IT transformation.

TRACK SESSIONS

Merging Commercial Practices into the Federal Government – A Recreation.gov Story
Andrew Losey, Cloud Architect, Booz Allen Hamilton

AI – Helping Focus Resources and Protect Lives
Sean Conlin, Principal, Deloitte Consulting & MissionGraph and Meera Kanhouwa, Managing Director, Deloitte Consulting & MissionGraph

Using Investigative Graph Analytics to Support Public Sector Safety
Dave Mattox, Data Specialist Leader, Deloitte Consulting and MissionGraph

Collapsing Data Silos with DataStax Enterprise Multi-Model
Brian Hess, Strategic Solution Engineer, DataStax and Dave Bechberger, Solution Architect, DataStax

Modernizing the Storefront at DISA.mil with Apache Cassandra
John Sundberg, Founder, Kinetic Data

Secure Operations with C* and DataStax Enterprise
Ben Coverston, DSE Architect, DataStax and Kerry Cox, Curriculum Developer, DataStax

Massive-Scale Entity Resolution Using the Power of DataStax Enterprise
Max Melnick, Engineering Lead, Deloitte

Supply Chain Risk Management – Detect, Predict, and Act to Mitigate Risk Across the Global Supply Chain for Public Sector
Scott Heath, Executive Enterprise Solutions, Expero and Brian Hall, Executive DataStax Graph and Analytics Practice, Expero