Ben Bromhead

Ben Bromhead

Chief Technology Officer & Co-Founder

As Chief Technology Officer and co-founder at Instaclustr, Ben sets the technical direction for the company. Ben is located in our California office and he is active in the Apache Cassandra community.

Prior to Instaclustr, Ben had been working as an independent consultant developing NoSQL solutions for enterprises and he ran a high-tech cryptographic and cyber security formal testing laboratory at BAE Systems and Stratsec.

Ben's Articles

Apache Cassandra 4.0 – Netty Transport

Friday 14th February 2020

In this series of blog posts, we’ll take a meandering tour of some of the important changes, cool features, and nice ergonomics that are coming with Apache Cassandra 4.0. In part 1 we focussed...

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Apache Cassandra 4.0 – Virtual Tables

Tuesday 4th February 2020

The last major version release of Apache Cassandra was 3.11.0 and that was more than 2 years ago in 2017. So what has the Cassandra developer community been doing over the last 2...

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What We Learned at AWS re:invent 2018

Friday 7th December 2018

Last week, 11 intrepid team members from Instaclustr traveled from the corners of the world to brave 140+ hours in Las Vegas for AWS re:Invent, Amazon’s flagship conference for AWS and one of...

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The Next Generation Cassandra Conference (NGCC)

Thursday 19th October 2017

NGCC Summary The Next Generation Cassandra Conference (NGCC) is an annual meeting of developers, contributors, committers, driver authors and anyone interested in the development of Apache Cassandra where they can all get together...

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Apache Cassandra: The Big Data Foundation

Tuesday 31st January 2017

Introduction To state the obvious, we here at Instaclustr are massive fans of Apache Cassandra. We have built our company and our managed service around this database technology and the awesomeness of its...

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Apache Cassandra 3.x and Materialized Views

Tuesday 7th June 2016

Overview Apache Cassandra 3.0 introduces a new feature called materialized views. Materialized views behave like they do in other database systems, you create a table that is populated by the results of a...

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Modernising a nation’s payment infrastructure

Wednesday 26th November 2014

Background In October 2014 RBA Governor Glenn Stevens announced that he wanted Australian banks to work together and modernise the nation’s payment systems to keep pace with technological innovations.  He issued an ultimatum...

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