Patrick McFadin - Databricks

Patrick McFadin

Chief Evangelist, Datastax

Patrick McFadin is one of the leading experts of Apache Cassandra and data modeling techniques. As the Chief Evangelist for Apache Cassandra and consultant for DataStax, he has helped build some of the largest and exciting deployments in production. Previous to DataStax, he was Chief Architect at Hobsons and an Oracle DBA/Developer for over 15 years.


Spark and Cassandra: An Amazing Apache Love Story

It’s been a little over a year since the release of the Spark Connector for Apache Cassandra and there has been incredible interest and adoption. In that time, I’ve been traveling the world, talking to developers, and educating on the use cases. Let me give you a quick tour of what I’ve seen and how exciting the future looks for both technologies