Kelvin Kakugawa is an infrastructure engineer at Digg where he works on Cassandra, an open source distributed database. The scope of his responsibilities include: vector clocks, distributed counters and performance optimization. His work affects the millions of users who visit digg.com on a daily basis.
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Cassandra is an open source, highly scalable distributed database that brings together Dynamo's fully distributed design and Bigtable's ColumnFamily-based data model. In this talk we'll discuss the strategies Cassandra employs to provide an eventually consistent data model.