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Tuesday, June 11 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Dude, Where's My Tweet? Taming the Twitter Firehose

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Gnip ingests and must serve out hundreds of millions of social activities every day and social platforms are only growing. This makes the scalability of applications essential for Gnip. Enter Cassandra. Problem solved, right? Not exactly, Gnip's relationship with Cassandra was not all rainbows and unicorns. In this session we will walk you through why we began looking at Cassandra as a data store in the first place and the valuable lessons we with Cassandra that has made it an invaluable part of our infrastructure.


Andrew Noonan

Software Engineer, Gnip
Andrew is a software engineer with Gnip in Boulder, Colorado. He has helped the high powered engineering team at Gnip do real-time filtering and provide historical access to the entire twitter corpus for a little over a year now. Andrew was part of the team that first began stress testing cassandra with the large amounts of data that they see and experienced first hand the fact that it is not always rainbows and unicorns when it comes to shinny... Read More →

Tuesday June 11, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Fleet Room - Building D Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA

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