You’ve Got Scale; AOL Migrates from MySQL to Apache Cassandra for 8X Improvement

April 10, 2014



“Cassandra is on average 8X more efficient than MySQL with the exact same writes… Switching to Cassandra was a big win for us.” 

– Michael Nelson, Software Engineering Lead at AOL

Michael Nelson

 Michael Nelson Software Engineering Lead at  AOL




AOL does many things but mostly content generation, content value add (geotagging, entity tagging, personaliza Read More..

When Breaking News Hits, The New York Times Delivers with Apache Cassandra

April 8, 2014



New York Times

“Simplicity has helped us make nyt⨍aбrik global, reliable, fast, and efficient. It scales up and down on a minute’s notice to meet demand.”

– Michael Laing, Systems Architect at The New York Times

Michael Laing Systems Architect at The New York Times


The New York Times

The New York Times is the premier news organization and has a worldwide online pres Read More..

Case Study | Netflix

November 18, 2013



“We don’t have to plan capacity in advance, we don’t need to ask permission of

other people to build things for us, and

we don’t worry about running out of space or power.”

-Adrian Cockcroft, Cloud Architect at Netflix



Adrian Cockcroft Cloud Architect at Netflix


Netflix is the world’s leading subscription service for movies and TV with over 400 million membe Read More..


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