For the second year in a row, the Rackspace office in Austin has been selected as one of the Austin American-Statesman Top Workplaces. We’re thrilled to have moved up six spots to No. 25 in the midsize category for 2012!
The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce has recognized the Rackspace Austin office for excellence in the “Environment” category of the 2012 Greater Austin Business Awards. We received the award, which was presented Thursday, August 30, for encouraging green behavior in the workplace and demonstrating commitment to environmental responsibility benefitting Rackers and the community.
Rackspace’s Austin office ranked No. 3 in the 2012 Austin Business Journal’s Best Places to Work. This marks the second time Rackspace Austin has made the list, and in just a year we climbed from No. 23 to No. 3.
If you’re in the Austin area and have a spare computer lying around the home or office, please consider donating it to the second annual Linux Against Poverty Computer Drive and Install Fest taking place Saturday, June 19 at Union Park.
Calling all “Geeks”… Next week our own database “geek” Stu Hood will be giving a presentation on Cassandra to a Java user group in Austin, TX. Cassandra is a non-relational database system that excels at storing large amounts of data. It’s a structured key-value store, where keys can map to multiple, complex values. It offers linear scalability and eventual consistency. Stu will describe what Cassandra is good at, what it’s not good at, and the differences between it and a traditional relational database management system.