July 24th, 2014

In this session, you’ll learn about how Apache Cassandra is used with Python in the NY Times ⨍aбrik messaging platform. Michael will start his talk off by diving into an overview of the NYT⨍aбrik global message bus platform and its “memory” features and then discuss their use of the open source Apache Cassandra Python driver by DataStax. Progressive benchmark to test features/performance will be presented: from naive and synchronous to asynchronous with multiple IO loops; these benchmarks tailored to usage at the NY Times. Code snippets, followed by beer, for those who survive. All code available on Github!

Presentation by Michael Laing, Infrastructure Architect at The New York Times