Press release

DataStax Accelerate – 60+ Speakers Across 70 Sessions

Sponsored by Businesswire

the leading provider of the only active everywhere hybrid cloud database
built on Apache Cassandra™, today announced that DataStax
—being held May 21-23 in Washington D.C.—will feature more
than 60 speakers from the world’s top brands, including Conde Nast,
DreamWorks, Facebook, Home Depot, Instagram, T-Mobile, Verizon,
Walgreens, and Yelp, in addition to hands-on labs, an application
bootcamp, free Apache Cassandra certifications, and a drone race.

DataStax Accelerate will also have mainstage keynotes by:

  • DataStax CEO Billy Bosworth (“Accelerating Development in a Cloud
  • DataStax Co-founder and CTO Jonathan Ellis (“Five Ways DataStax Is
    Building a Better Cassandra”)
  • Apache Cassandra Project Chair Nate McCall (“Apache Cassandra – The
    Road to 4.0”)
  • Keren Elazari, an internationally recognized researcher, author and
    speaker on all matters cyber security and hacker culture, who has one
    of the highest ranked TED talks of all time.

At #DataStaxAccelerate, learn how to build for #HybridCloud & hear
from the world’s biggest brands (ie, Facebook, Netflix, T-Mobile, and
many more) using #DataStax to deliver always-on apps. You won’t want to
miss the world’s premiere #ApacheCassandra conference

“From the hands-on bootcamp to the first-ever DataStax Certifications on
Apache Cassandra, Accelerate is the best opportunity for developers to
learn from each other and from the engineers that build Apache Cassandra
and DataStax,” said DataStax CMO Cate Lochead. “We have an unbeatable
speaker line up that spans DBAs, architects and executives from global
brands like Walgreens, DreamWorks, Netflix, T-Mobile and more. DataStax
Accelerate is the place to be in May for anyone who is serious about
endlessly scalable, game-changing applications in hybrid cloud.”

The world’s top Apache Cassandra and distributed database engineers will
be speaking across seven tracks:

  • Deploying in the Cloud: Hybrid, Public, Private
  • Innovating with Apache Cassandra
  • Accelerating Transformation in the Public Sector
  • Going Beyond Core Cassandra with Graph, Search, and Analytics
  • Building Modern Applications
  • Succeeding with Operations and Administration
  • Exploring Transformational Use Cases

DataStax Accelerate is also the only place where you can get free
Cassandra certifications from DataStax, with Apache Cassandra 3.x
Associate Certification available for developers and administrators.
At-event certification sign-up is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Exam sessions will be held throughout the day on Wednesday, May 22 and
Thursday, May 23. There will be a limited number of seats available, so
sign up as soon as you arrive at the event.

At the Expo Hall, attendees will see booths from the Accelerate sponsors
including Deloitte, Microsoft, Publicis Sapient, Intel, VMware,
Hackolade, Oracle, Expero, Azul Systems, and CTO Boost.

The Expo Hall will also feature an exhilarating indoor drone race with
prizes for the fastest racer. Attendees can pilot drones through a race
course and learn how the racing system is backed by DataStax.

To attend, please visit
or call 650-389-6000 and use code Accelerate20 for 20% off a
conference pass.

About DataStax

DataStax delivers the always-on, active everywhere distributed hybrid
cloud database built on Apache Cassandra™. The foundation for
personalized, real-time applications at scale, DataStax Enterprise makes
it easy for enterprises to exploit hybrid and multi-cloud environments
via a seamless data layer that eliminates the issues that typically come
with deploying applications across multiple on-premises data centers
and/or multiple public clouds. Our product also gives businesses full
data visibility, portability, and control, allowing them to retain
strategic ownership of their most valuable asset in a hybrid/multi cloud
world. We help many of the world’s leading brands across industries
transform their businesses through an enterprise data layer that
eliminates data silos and cloud vendor lock-in while powering modern,
mission-critical applications. For more information, visit
and follow us on Twitter @DataStax.

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