Datastax recently came out with a *distribution* (I am not completely sure I want to call it a distribution) called Brisk. It is a slick combination of Cassandra’s tested real-time response and Hadoop’s bigdata analytical capabilities.

Dave Gardner, my colleague at VisualDNA, and I, decided to give it a run. We were truly impressed with its usefulness and ease of use. Dave gave a talk introducing Brisk at CassandraLondon meetup . Here are the slides -

Cassandra + Hadoop = Brisk from Dave Gardner

You can watch the video pod-cast of the presentation here.

The source code used in the demo can be found here.

If you decide to give it a try, please do share your feedback. You can reach me on twitter or via email