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MySQL to managed Apache Cassandra — Barracuda’s success story

Watch Fleming Shi, CTO of Barracuda, and Aaron Morton, Field CTO at DataStax, in a fireside chat where they discuss how ever increasing real-time data requirements led Barracuda to select a fully-managed cloud-native database. Barracuda knows the importance of reliability and scalability as it supports more than 200,000 customers 24/7 throughout the world. Building their enterprise-grade, cloud-ready security solutions required a database that exceeded their requirements and supported their growth. Learn why they chose DataStax Astra DB powered by Apache Cassandra.


  • Why Barracuda chose Apache Cassandra over MySQL
  • The challenges with operating Cassandra at scale in a fast-growing company
  • How using a fully-managed, serverless database makes it easier for developers to focus on growth
  • The architecture that makes it possible for Barracuda to scale successfully to a global customer base of over 200,000
  • What the future of data platforms may look like
  • How you can get a free Cassandra cluster and help with migration


Fleming Shi | CTO, Barracuda

Fleming Shi is Chief Technology Officer at Barracuda, where he leads the company’s threat research and innovation engineering teams in building future technology platforms. He has more than 20 patents granted or pending in network and content security.

Aaron Morton | Field CTO, DataStax

Aaron works as a Field CTO at DataStax, aligning technology, developer productivity, and enterprise needs with business outcomes. Prior to joining DataStax he founded and ran the Apache Cassandra consultancy The Last Pickle for 9 years. At TLP the team worked with some of the biggest and most critical Cassandra installs in the world, while creating open source tools for the community. He is a Committer on the Cassandra project, and a member of the Project Management Committee.