MSP Cassandra: Performance Data Modeling at Scale


Performance Data Modeling at Scale With Target's Aaron Ploetz

The most important aspect about backing your application with Cassandra is in building a good data model. In addition to designing a query-based model that distributes well, performance at scale should also be a prime consideration. After all, you want good things to happen when your application gets a sudden 10x increase in traffic. At Target, the holiday season hits our infrastructure hard, and engineering to withstand that 10x increase is our reality.

In this presentation, we will examine real-world use cases and data processing scenarios. We will cover Cassandra data modeling techniques and other considerations for both high performance and large scale. Performance engineering of existing models will also be discussed, along with ways to get that extra bit of lower latency.


Target Northern Campus
7000 Target Parkway North
Brooklyn Park, MN