WSO2 to Present Technical Webinar on Using Apache Cassandra as a Service for Application Development

Free WSO2 Webinar on April 26, 2012 Explores a Cloud-based, NoSQL Approach to Capturing and Storing Big Data Using the Apache Cassandra Database Palo Alto, CA – April 24, 2012 – Assisted by advances in mobile technologies, Web and enterprise systems now generate terabytes of data on a regular basis. However, conventional relational databases were not designed to handle the scale of data empowered by Internet and cloud-based applications, making it difficult to capture and manage this information. As a result, organizations increasingly are adopting new “Not Only SQL” (NoSQL) data stores as a solution. To help developers take advantage of big data when building applications, WSO2 will present a free webinar entitled, “Application Development with Apache Cassandra as a Service.” The one-hour WSO2 technical webinar on using Apache Cassandra as a Service is being held twice on Thursday, April 26: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. PDT for the Americas and 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. GMT for Europe and Asia-Pacific. For more information, visit Managing Big Data with Apache Cassandra as a Service The webinar will explore how to take advantage of big data on a platform-as-a-service (PaaS) in order to develop applications. The session will examine the Apache Cassandra database and its column store data model, as well as present best practices for capturing and storing big data based on real-world customer experiences. Additionally the webinar will review potential use cases for the WSO2 Column Store Service (CSS), a Cassandra-based multi-tenant database to store column data. WSO2 CSS is available as part of the WSO2 Stratos cloud middleware platform and WSO2 StratosLive PaaS. Key topics will include:
  • When to select a NoSQL column store database.
  • Advantages of the WSO2 CSS, particularly in a cloud deployment.
  • How to create and manage a Cassandra keyspace using the WSO2 CSS.
  • How to develop and deploy an application with the WSO2 CSS.
The webinar will be presented jointly by Dr. Srinath Perera and Deependra Ariyadewa. Srinath is a senior software architect on the solution architecture team where he works directly with the CTO on the overall WSO2 platform architecture. An expert in Web services and distributed systems, he is a co-founder of Apache Axis2, an elected member of the Apache Software foundation, a Project Management Committee (PMC) member, and committer on a number of Apache projects. Deependra is a technical lead at WSO2, who engages in research and development related to cloud computing and big data. He brings more than 10 years experience in system administration. About WSO2 WSO2 is the lean enterprise middleware company. It delivers the only complete open source enterprise SOA middleware stack purpose-built as an integrated platform to support today’s heterogeneous enterprise environments—internally and in the cloud. WSO2’s service and support team is led by technical experts who have proven success in deploying enterprise SOAs and contribute to the technology standards that enable them. For more information, visit or check out the WSO2 community on the WSO2 Blog, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and FriendFeed..