DataStax Accelerate – 60+ Speakers Across 70 Sessions

World’s Premier Apache Cassandra® Conference to Feature DreamWorks, Facebook, Home Depot, Yelp, and More!

On April 15, 2019

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – April 15, 2019 – DataStax, the leading provider of the only active everywhere hybrid cloud database built on Apache Cassandra®, today announced that DataStax Accelerate—being held May 21-23 in Washington D.C.—will feature more than 60 speakers from the world’s top brands, including Conde Nast, DreamWorks, Facebook, Home Depot, Instagram, T-Mobile, Walgreens, and Yelp, in addition to hands-on labs, an application bootcamp, free Apache Cassandra certifications, and a drone race.

DataStax Accelerate will also have mainstage keynotes by:

  • DataStax CEO Billy Bosworth (“Accelerating Development in a Cloud World”)
  • DataStax Co-founder and CTO Jonathan Ellis (“Five Ways DataStax Is Building a Better Cassandra”)
  • Apache Cassandra Project Chair Nate McCall (“Apache Cassandra – The Road to 4.0”)
  • Keren Elazari, an internationally recognized researcher, author and speaker on all matters cyber security and hacker culture, who has one of the highest ranked TED talks of all time.

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“From the hands-on bootcamp to the first-ever DataStax Certifications on Apache Cassandra, Accelerate is the best opportunity for developers to learn from each other and from the engineers that build Apache Cassandra and DataStax,” said DataStax CMO Cate Lochead. “We have an unbeatable speaker line up that spans DBAs, architects and executives from global brands like Walgreens, Dreamworks, Netflix, T-Mobile and more. DataStax Accelerate is the place to be in May for anyone who is serious about endlessly scalable, game-changing applications in hybrid cloud.”

The world’s top Apache Cassandra and distributed database engineers will be speaking across seven tracks:

  • Deploying in the Cloud: Hybrid, Public, Private
  • Innovating with Apache Cassandra  
  • Accelerating Transformation in the Public Sector
  • Going Beyond Core Cassandra with Graph, Search, and Analytics
  • Building Modern Applications  
  • Succeeding with Operations and Administration
  • Exploring Transformational Use Cases

DataStax Accelerate is also the only place where you can get free Cassandra certifications from DataStax, with Apache Cassandra 3.x Associate Certification available for developers and administrators. At-event certification sign-up is on a first-come, first-served basis. Exam sessions will be held throughout the day on Wednesday, May 22 and Thursday, May 23. There will be a limited number of seats available, so sign up as soon as you arrive at the event.

At the Expo Hall, attendees will see booths from the Accelerate sponsors including Deloitte, Microsoft, Publicis Sapient, Intel, VMware, Hackolade, Oracle, Expero, Azul Systems, and CTO Boost.

The Expo Hall will also feature an exhilarating indoor drone race with prizes for the fastest racer. Attendees can pilot drones through a race course and learn how the racing system is backed by DataStax.

To attend, please visit or call 650-389-6000 and use code Accelerate20 for 20% off a conference pass.

About DataStax

DataStax delivers the always-on, active everywhere distributed hybrid cloud database built on Apache Cassandra®. The foundation for personalized, real-time applications at scale, DataStax Enterprise makes it easy for enterprises to exploit hybrid and multi-cloud environments via a seamless data layer that eliminates the issues that typically come with deploying applications across multiple on-premises data centers and/or multiple public clouds. Our product also gives businesses full data visibility, portability, and control, allowing them to retain strategic ownership of their most valuable asset in a hybrid/multi cloud world. We help many of the world’s leading brands across industries transform their businesses through an enterprise data layer that eliminates data silos and cloud vendor lock-in while powering modern, mission-critical applications. For more information, visit and follow us on Twitter @DataStax.

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