April 28th, 2014

Beyond Read-Modify-Write” was presented by Al Tobey, Open Source Mechanic at DataStax, at Cassandra Day Silicon Valley 2014 and as part of Hakka Labs’ Cassandra Week.


As we move into the world of big data, systems architectures and data models we’ve relied on for decades are hindering growth. At the core of the problem is the read-modify-write cycle. In this talk, Al Tobey (Open Source Mechanic, DataStax) explains  how to build systems that don’t rely on RMW, with a focus on Cassandra. For those times when RMW is unavoidable, he covers how and when to use Cassandra’s lightweight transactions and collections.