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.


Cassandra and SparkSQL: You Don't Need Functional Programming for Fun

Did you know almost every feature of the Spark Cassandra connector can be accessed without even a single Monad! In this talk I’ll demonstrate how you can take advantage of Spark on Cassandra using only… Read more