June 5th, 2014

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Apache Cassandra at BrightTag for a Multi-Region Deployment

At BrightTag, our patented Fuse™ platform is powered by a Cassandra cluster that’s distributed across four AWS regions. Since BrightTag requires data to always be available from anywhere in the world, the method we created for storing profiles was a deceptively complex challenge. To make our vision a reality, we use a multi-region Cassandra deployment to take care of the heavy lifting, which enables us to stay focused on continuing to build a great product. In this presentation, we will explore the data model we engineered, the helpful tools we used and the valuable lessons we learned along the way.


About Matt Kemp

Matthew Kemp is an engineer and team lead at BrightTag, where he works on much of the core back-end infrastructure including Apache Cassandra. Straddling the line between Dev and Ops, he specializes in distributed systems, performance and monitoring. Prior to BrightTag, Matthew held roles at IMC Financial Markets and Orbitz Worldwide.