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.
I wrote on the RackLabs blog over the weekend about our first Rackspace Developers Conference and I thought I’d post a pointer to it here on the Rackspace blog too. To make a long story short, we held a big conference here in San Antonio last week for all of the Rackers who develop software here at Rackspace. We’re thinking next time we’d like to invite some of our customers. Does this sound like something you’d be interested in attending?