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.