The Future Is Bright for Apache Cassandra With DataStax Co-Founder and CTO Jonathan Ellis and Chief Product Officer Ed Anuff

Watch New Accelerate Episodes Streaming Live and On-Demand on July 21

SANTA CLARA, Calif.--()--DataStax today announced the return of Accelerate: A NoSQL Original Series on Tuesday, July 21 at 9:00 a.m. PT with four new episodes. The season one episodes explore how users and enterprises are using Apache Cassandra™ and open-source tools to build powerful cloud-native applications.

The new installment kicks off with a conversation between DataStax Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer Jonathan Ellis and DataStax Chief Product Officer Ed Anuff, who explore how Cassandra has changed throughout its 12-year history and why it’s uniquely positioned to serve as the modern database for the future.

Accelerate is a combination of livestreams and on-demand episodes that are available for free. Tune in to find out how Cassandra has evolved over the years and why the NoSQL, open-source database is increasingly used to build scalable, cloud-native applications.

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What: Accelerate: A NoSQL Original Series

Ep. 10 | The Road to Cloud-Native: Cassandra Then and Now
Streaming live on Tuesday, July 21

Join DataStax Co-founder and CTO Jonathan Ellis as he highlights the evolution of Cassandra since its inception 12 years ago, bringing in DataStax Chief Product Officer Ed Anuff to discuss how Cassandra makes building modern, cloud-native applications easier than ever before.

Ep. 11 | Cassandra 4.0: Better, Faster, Stronger
Streaming live on Tuesday, July 21

A panel of key players will discuss the past struggles and successes with Cassandra and how Cassandra 4.0 will give modern developers a reliable, scale-out solution for building cloud-native applications.

Ep. 12 | Now Boarding: Your Ticket to Becoming a Data-Driven Enterprise
Streaming live on Tuesday, July 21

Leading companies have already become digital businesses. Now, another wave of change is underway, as organizations are transitioning into data-driven enterprises. DataStax CEO Chet Kapoor discusses how leaders are becoming more data-driven and using technologies that will transform entire industries.

Ep. 13 | The Shape of Your Data
Available on-demand on Tuesday, July 21

Cassandra is powerful but having a well-designed data model is critical when it comes to meeting applications performance and scalability goals. Learn the secrets to building successful, cloud-native applications as we travel through the past, present, and future of data modeling.


  • Jonathan Ellis, Co-founder and CTO, DataStax
  • Ed Anuff, Chief Product Officer, DataStax
  • Helena Edelson, Scientist and Researcher, former Principal Engineer; Affiliation: OSS committer to many C* related projects, International speaker
  • Josh McKenzie, Head of Open-Source Strategy, DataStax
  • Alice Lottini, Vanguard Architect, DataStax
  • Stacie Riddle, Tech Lead, Data Platform, Pantheon
  • Chet Kapoor, CEO, DataStax
  • Amanda Moran, Apache Cassandra Advocate
  • Patrick Callaghan, VP Global Partners Technology, DataStax
  • Patricia Gorla, Solutions Architect, DataStax
  • Patrick McFadin, VP Developer Relations, DataStax

Why: Find out how leading organizations are using Cassandra to build cloud-native applications.

When: Tuesday, July 21, 2020 | 9 a.m. PDT / 6 p.m. CET

Where: Right where you’re sitting. Sign up at


Video: Ep. 1 | A Leadership Vision of Data-Driven Enterprises Now and in the Future

Video: Ep. 2 | 2 Years of Transformation in 2 Months: The Data Firehose

Video: Ep. 3 | Your Next Dell Shopping Experience: A Modernization Story

Video: Ep. 4 | Why Tomorrow’s Cassandra Deployments Will Be on Kubernetes

Video: Ep. 5 | Data-Driven Differentiation at Un-carrier Speed

Video: Ep. 6 | The Coming Decade of Data: Cloud-Native, Open Source, and Collaborative

Video: Ep. 7 | A Developer’s Journey from Zero to Superhero

Video: Ep. 8 | Race to Scale

Video: Ep. 9 | Pour Mon Amie: Cassandra Made Easy

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About DataStax

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Francisca Fanucchi
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Francisca Fanucchi
Public Relations
+1 415-299-1558