Microsoft Technology Center - 1065 La Avenida, Building One, Mountain View, CA Wednesday 11th October 2017

Microsoft Azure Silicon Valley Meetup


Tips & Tricks for Apache Cassandra on Azure

At Instaclustr, we run Cassandra in the public cloud as a service, and we also provide support and consulting to help companies running Cassandra who are not quite ready for the public cloud. In this presentation, you will learn some lessons, tips, and tricks of working with Microsoft Azure and Cassandra. Based on our experience of supporting 100s of nodes on Azure, we will also discuss some of the key gotchas and how to avoid some common mistakes.

Some of the topics that we will cover are:

-High level overview of Cassandra and how it works

-Issues you may face in production and how to fix them

-Concrete steps you can take to ensure your cluster runs smoothly

-How to monitor for early warning signs

-Data model consideration

-Planning for production


Ben Bromhead, Chief Technology Officer


Ben Bromhead is the CTO of Instaclustr where he is responsible for working closely with his engineering team and customers to build highly available, scalable applications on top of Cassandra. Instaclustr is the only multi-cloud, self-service Cassandra as a Service (CaaS) provider in the world.


6:30 – 7:00 PM: Food, Drink, and Networking

7:00 – 8:30 PM: Presentation