Blackbird TechTalks v2.0 – Eddie Garcia

Posted in: Cassandra, Cloud, Technical Track

In April, we welcomed Eddie Garcia, the VP of Information Security and ex-Architect at to join us for a chat about Cassandra. In this talk, he starts the discussion with the AWS configurations he’s seen perform best in real life for running Cassandra. There are a lot of choices you can make when spinning up AMIs for any cluster, and he shares the OS and recommended hardware choices. Eddie also covers file system tuning, stress testing in AWS, and reading and writing encrypted vs. unencrypted data, running on both Elastic Block Storage (EBS) and Solid State Disk (SSD) storage.

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