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Patricia Gorla
Apache Cassandra Architect, The Last Pickle

Patricia Gorla is an Apache Cassandra Architect at The Last Pickle, a Cassandra consultancy.

She has been involved in all aspects of software development, from server administration to application development, and from data analysis to data storage.

She has worked with companies and governmental entities on all aspects of data migration to non-relational data stores, and training the technical teams on the new architecture.

She helped the US Patent & Trademark Office ingest more than 6 million patent documents and images; architect secure search systems for a large mortgage insurer; and introduce Cassandra to a digital marketing firm’s data pipeline.

Prior to architecting databases Patricia focused on the analysis and visualization of data.

Patricia speaks often at conferences and meetups such as O’Reilly’s StrataConf + Hadoop World, the Datastax Cassandra Summits, and local user groups. She was also voted a DataStax MVP for Apache Cassandra by the community.

Recent comments

posted 6 months ago:
Also, downloads for the labs will be posted during the class.
posted 6 months ago:
Bill, you will need to download Datastax Enterprise from Datasax (link:,) and you will need a *NIX laptop.


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