The Distributed Data Show

The Distributed Data Show is your weekly source for the latest news and technical expertise to help you succeed in building large-scale distributed systems. Brought to you by the DataStax Developer Advocate team, we go in-depth with DataStax engineers and special guests from the broader data community. New episodes each Tuesday.

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Jul 16, 2019 • By: Jeff Carpenter, Donnie Roberson

Donnie Roberson of the DataStax Partner team joins the show to talk about the amazing performance results observed in running DataStax Enterprise 6 on Intel's latest generation hardware including the Xeon processors and Optane DCPMM, and when and where you might be able to get your hands on this technology. 

Jul 11, 2019 • By: Eric Zietlow

Many DSE users have very long upgrade cycles due to time and complexity concerns.  Using the CICD methodology Christopher Bradford has taken up the challenge to make the upgrade path both faster and lower risk.  Today we get to dive in and take a look at what he has been up to. 

Jul 02, 2019 • By: Cristina Veale

In this industry, showing the drive to expand one's technological skills is crucial. Valerie personifies this drive, and then some. We met with Valerie to discuss all things Cassandra documentation, her love of open source contributions, and some interesting projects she's working on at Pythian.

Jun 25, 2019

There are not so many developers who joined the Cassandra Community in the very beginning and then never quit. Jake is one of them: he works with the Cassandra community as a PMC Member and leads a team at DataStax Enterprise for almost a dozen years already. Of course, he attended Datastax Accelerate conference and we didn't miss a chance to ask him a few questions about the past and future of Cassandra & DSE!

Jun 25, 2019 • By: Jeff Carpenter

In this episode, Jeff Carpenter talks with Dikang Gu about the origins of Cassandra at Instagram, an update on how the adoption of RocksDB as a storage engine for Cassandra is progressing, geographic data partitioning, and how his team is providing Cassandra as a Service inside Instagram.


Jun 11, 2019 • By: Adron Hall, Brian Hess

Brian Hess joins Adron for a topical conversation on bulk importer, bulk loading, and processing of bulk data. They continue onward getting into the developer mindset, the tools, and the path through drivers for this tooling. In addition a call out to the blog posts Brian has been working on, which the following are the start of that series:


We also get into Ambien project of Brian's and more!

Jun 03, 2019 • By: Adron Hall

In this episode Jeff and Adron have a quick topical discussion of some tools they're using to get work done with CQL and databases in general. Adron discusses using JetBrains DataGrip and what it's been enabling him to do, then Jeff interjects with some additional thoughts and asks the question, is Cassandra not your only database? Where Adron elaborates on how DataGrip works with many other databases, so when one is approached with work across a wide spectrum of sources they can tackle that work with DataGrip. Then both Jeff and Adron get into what they'd like to see in next generation IDE's and what they'd like to have tooling around to get the job done!

May 29, 2019 • By: Eric Zietlow

This week, Aaron Ploetz joins Eric Zietlow to discuss trends within Apache Cassandra and gives us a few resources on how to learn C*.

May 29, 2019 • By: Eric Zietlow

Developers need new development patterns in order to embrace Cloud. As all resources are shared resiliency and security are keys.

May 14, 2019 • By: Eric Zietlow

How has the industry changed with the rise of cloud and software as a service? What does this mean for the future? All this and more will be covered in today's Distributed Data Show.