Netflix has updated and added new tools and benchmarks for Cassandra in the last year. In this talk we will cover the latest additions and recipes for the Astyanax Java client, updates to Priam to support Cassandra 1.2 Vnodes, plus newly released and upcoming tools that are all part of the NetflixOSS platform. Following on from the Cassandra on SSD on AWS benchmark that was run live during the 2012 Summit, we've been benchmarking a large write intensive multi-region cluster to see how far we can push it. Cassandra is the data storage and global replication foundation for the Cloud Native architecture that runs Netflix streaming for 36 Million users. Netflix is also offering a Cloud Prize for open source contributions to NetflixOSS, and there are ten categories including Best Datastore Integration and Best Contribution to Performance Improvements, with $10K cash and $5K of AWS credits for each winner. We'd like to pay you to use our free software!