In this session, you’ll learn about how Apache Cassandra is used with Python in the NY Times ⨍aбrik messaging platform. Michael will start his talk off by diving into an overview of the NYT⨍aбrik global message bus platform and its “memory” features and then discuss their use of the open source Apache Cassandra Python driver by DataStax. Progressive benchmark to test features/performance will be presented: from naive and synchronous to asynchronous with multiple IO loops; these benchmarks tailored to usage at the NY Times. Code snippets, followed by beer, for those who survive. All code available on Github!