On Friday, I gave a presentation about Apache Cassandra at Big Talk event organized by Komtaş Information Management company. Cassandra is a top level Apache project which is born at Facebook. It is a distributed database for managing large amounts of structured data. It provides highly available service and no single point of failure, even running on commodity harware.

In my previous company, we used Cassandra to store our social platform data. It performs well on even medium-size instances running on Amazon Cloud, so our development team wanted to use it on more projects. I managed both production and test environments, and I can say that it is easy to operate as long as you understand the Cassandra internals. So in this event, I wanted give some introductory information about Apache Cassandra.

By the way, I have to say that audience was great. The room was full. People asked lots of questions during the session, took photos of slides, and gave great feedback. I would like to thank people who joined my session, and Komtaş for organizing the event.

I have uploaded the slides on Slideshare. I’ll also share a quick blog post about building a Cassandra cluster on Docker, tomorrow. If you’re interested Cassandra, I recommend you to check the DataStax web site for free online training, documentation and whitepapers.