Pythian’s Cassandra and DataStax Team Resume

Pythian’s Cassandra team is recognized industry wide as a group of highly accomplished, results-oriented IT professionals, who deliver high-quality solutions for Apache Cassandra and DataStax Enterprise. Our team has more than 90 years’ combined experience and hold Cassandra MVP and DataStax Architect certifications. Pythian is a DataStax Gold Partner.

Skills and Experience

  • Architecture design
  • Data center creation in the cloud (Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, and Amazon Web Services)
  • Data modeling
  • System architecture
  • DataStax Enterprise Search implementation
  • RDBMS to Cassandra migration (ex. Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server)
  • NoSQL to Cassandra migration (ex. Hbase, MongoDB)
  • Solr application development
  • Cassandra integration into existing database environment
  • Kerberos, LDAP or Active Directory integration
  • Major configuration changes and testing
  • Query optimization
  • Load testing
  • Application access design
  • Cassandra application support
  • Analytics tool integration
  • DataStax Enterprise Analytics development, and more!

DataStax Enterprise (DSE) and Cassandra Managed Services

Our team of dedicated DataStax Enterprise and Apache Cassandra (DSE) experts provide initial response and incident management around the performance and availability of your Cassandra-based services, as well as proactive maintenance and operational support. This includes:

  • Cassandra health checks
  • Hardware recommendations
  • Cloud platform recommendations
  • DataStax Enterprise and Cassandra environment monitoring
  • Cassandra version recommendations
  • Monitoring of Cassandra and DSE cloud deployments
  • Performance tuning
  • Capacity planning
  • Cluster configuration
  • Cluster expansion
  • Cassandra node removal
  • DataStax Enterprise installation
  • DataStax Enterprise configuration
  • DataStax Enterprise and Hadoop configuration
  • DataStax Enterprise Advanced Security configuration
  • Cassandra to Hadoop data transfer
  • Apache Cassandra to DataStax Enterprise migration
  • Cluster upgrades
  • Spark integration
  • Operational environment integration
  • Advanced troubleshooting of issues
  • Problem resolution
  • Database repair
  • Incident response
  • Root cause analysis of issues
  • Memory usage tuning
  • Data replication configuration
  • Consistency level definition
  • Routine task automation
  • Security configuration
  • Database backup for high availability
  • Disaster recovery planning
  • Splunk or LogStash reporting
  • DSE and Cassandra  activity reporting
  • SLA reporting and more…

Areas of Expertise

  • Databases:  Apache Cassandra and DataStax Enterprise, MySQL, CouchDB, PostgreSQL, Oracle, Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Azure.
  • Operating Systems: Solaris, RHEL, CentOS, SuSE, Ubuntu, Linux, Windows.
  • Designing: Erwin, ERStudio, Designer 6i.
  • Storage and Networking: GDNSD, Apache TraicServer, GlusterFS, HAProxy, NginX, Ceph.
  • Search Engines: Apache Lucene, Apache Solr.
  • Big Data Operations: Apache Hadoop, Disco (MapReduce), TokuMX, Scality, Apache Spark.
  • Tools: Jira, Git, SVN, Mercurial, HipHop, Tomcat, Jmeter, Grinder, Cassandra Stress, Cassandra Cluster Manager.
  • Configuration Management & Automation: Chef, Puppet, OpenStack, Amazon Web Services, Ansible.
  • Monitoring: Cassandra metrics, Ops Center, Grafana, Nagios.

Programming Languages

  • Java
  • Groovy
  • Python
  • SQL
  • Oracle PL/SQL
  • C
  • C++
  • Pro*C
  • J2EE
  • Perl
  • PHP
  • Fortran
  • C#
  • Go
  • Swift


  • Certified experts in cloud, DevOps, big data, advanced analytics, databases and
    infrastructure management.
  • DataStax Gold Level Partner
  • Microsoft Global Blackbelt partner for OSS (Cassandra/DSE)
  • 1 Apache Cassandra MVP on staff
  • 3 DataStax Certified Architects
  • 1 DataStax Certified Developer
  • 1 DataStax Certified Consultant
  • 1 DataStax Certified Administrator

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