Russell Spitzer,  at DataStax

Russell Spitzer


After earning his Ph.D in bioinformatics from UCSF, Russell Spitzer took his love of big data to DataStax. There he has worked on all aspects of integrating Cassandra with other Apache technologies like Spark, Hadoop and Solr. Now his main focus on the integration of Cassandra with Apache Spark via the Spark Cassandra Connector.


Spark And Cassandra: 2 Fast, 2 Furious

Not since peanut butter and jelly has there been such an epic combo. Spark is the world’s foremost distributed analytics platform, delivering in-memory analytics with a speed and ease of use unheard of in Hadoop.… Read more