Event Partner: Cassandra Europe

Cassandra EU


Berlin Buzzwords 2012 now has an event partner: Cassandra Europe. This event takes place in London on March 28, 2012 and it's a packed one-day event with two tracks: 'Case Studies' and 'Cassandra 101 - Beat the learning curve'.

We suggest to attend this event if you're using Cassandra and looking for better support or performance tips. Also, you should get a ticket, if you're wondering what all the fuss is about and if you want to learn more. Be quick and get your early bird ticket here


Experts from Acunu will be on hand to share insights and they'll have a drop-in room where attendees can turn up for help and advice with Cassandra problems.

Further information about Cassandra Europe can be found on the official website.


Travel to Berlin for Berlin Buzzwords with Deutsche Bahn, from just 99,- euro.


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With this cooperation between newthinking communications and Deutsche Bahn, you'll travel hassle-free to Berlin Buzzwords. And by the way, you'll actively help the environment and contribute to climate protection.

The price for your ticket to and from* Berlin Buzzwords is:


- 99,- euro for second class

- 159,- euro for first class


This ticket is only valid between June 2-7, 2012. Book via telephone ( +49 (0)1805 - 31 11 53 )** mentioning the keyword „Berlin Buzzwords“ and keep your credit card at hand.

Newthinking communications and Deutsche Bahn wish you a pleasant journey.


* Booking at least 3 days in advance, while stock lasts. Only valid for the date, time and trains specified. Possible up to one day before travelling against a fee of 15 euros. From the first day of validity: No exchange and no refund possible.

** Monday to Friday from 7 am to 10 pm. Costs are 14 cent per minute from German fixed network, max 42 cent from mobile networks.

*** subject to alteration of prices. Errors and omissions excepted.


Hotel Specials for Berlin Buzzwords 2012

Today, we are able to present to you a number of hotels, where we have arranged special deals for all attendees of Berlin Buzzwords 2012.

Please note, that all specials are only valid from the 3rd of June 2012 until the 6th of June 2012 and specials/conditions are different for each hotel. Our recommendations are in no specific order.


1) Weinmeister Berlin-Mitte

„The Weinmeister Berlin-Mitte, the newest designer hotel in Berlin, opened its doors in July 2010. The 84-room hotel, located in the Mitte district, one of Berlin’s most dynamic areas, is aimed at business travellers from the film, music, fashion and other creative fields, as well as leisure travellers.“

There is a room special available for bookings before he 13th of May with „bbuzz“.


2) Lux 11 Berlin Mitte

„Lux 11 is located in the heart of Berlin-Mitte. Surrounded by the shops of Berlin’s fashion scene, art galleries, media agencies and countless cafes, bars and restaurants, the essential Berlin is just around the corner.“

There is a room special available for bookings before he 13th of May with „bbuzz“.


3) Q! Hotel Berlin

The Q! Hotel Berlin is located in the western part of Berlin. You get a special room deal including breakfast with "berlinbuzzwords". This is available until 6 weeks before the event.


4) Loft-Style Apartments

“The loft-style apartments are located in an impressive former factory building that brings a creative network together: ÏMA Design Village, the perfect project-space for designers and artists in the very neighborhood of Modulor- and Beta-Haus to realize ideas and produce prototypes.”

With “berlinbuzzwords@ima” you get 15% discount on all prices listed on the website, while stock lasts. May is usually busy there, so be quick and contact Yvonne or Konstanze under the telephone number +49 (0)30 616 289 13 or via e-mail info@imalofts.com.

Also, there are two apartments with about 65 sqm with up to 6 beds, and special deals on the breakfast at the Ima Café that can be requested with "berlinbuzzwords@ima" via telephone as well.


5) Meininger Hotel & Hostel Berlin-Mitte Main Station and Meininger Hotel & Hostel Berlin-Mitte „Humboldthaus“

At both Hotels/Hostels you'll get 10% on the online-prices with "bbuzz".


6) Hüttenpalast 

In a 200-square-meter vacuum-cleaner factory in Berlin’s Neukölln district, the creators of Hütten Palast have created a ‘playground’ of caravans and wooden huts.

Unfortunately there are only 5 double bedrooms left at this very unique place, but those are reserved for Berlin Buzzwords attendees until the 2nd of March. Please use the header "bbuzz" here as well.


Keynote-Speakers announced

We are very happy to introduce the Berlin Buzzwords keynote speakers to you today. Being focussed on open source scalable search-, data analysis- and storage systems it is a great honor to have two diverse and distinguished speakers. BerlinBuzzwords 2012 presents a community as well as a technical focused keynote. Read more about our Keynote Speakers here.

New Website Design

As you read this text, you may realize, that this website has a new design.

Yay! We hope you like it. There's less yellow and some blue highlights now. Also, we have a beautiful Berlin Skyline on top. But of course, this is only the surface of our website. The Content like news posts, ticket sale, contact and submission form is still at its place. If you have any questions check out the FAQ or feel free to contact us directly.

Also, there is still the opportunity for sponsors to support Berlin Buzzwords 2012. 


Tickets are now available

Today, the ticket sale for Berlin Buzzwords 2012 started. Make sure to be quick - there's only a limited number of early bird tickets available.

Check out our Early Bird Group ticket as well, which gives you 15% off the regular price for groups of 5 - 15 people.

Get your ticket here!


Call for Submissions is now open

From now on, you can submit talks for the Berlin Buzzwords 2012. The event will comprise presentations on scalable data processing. High quality, technical submissions are called for, ranging from principles to practice. We are looking for real world use cases, background on the architecture of specific projects and a deep dive into architectures built on top of e.g. Hadoop clusters.

Important Dates (all dates in GMT +2)

  • Submission deadline: March 11th 2012, 23:59 MEZ
  • Notification of accepted speakers: April 6th, 2012, MEZ
  • Publication of final schedule: April 13th, 2012
  • Conference: June 4th / 5th, 2012

To submit your proposal please register to our website and log in once you received the confirmation email. Once this is done you can submit your proposal; please do so no later than March 11th, 2012.

All information on the submission process can be found HERE.

Berlin Buzzwords 2012 - June 4th-5th

Today, we are able to announce, that in 2012 the Berlin Buzzwords scalability Conference is scheduled for June 4th-5th.

Main topics will be issues of scalable search, data-analysis in the cloud and NoSQL-databases. We'll have some highly interesting speakers for you.

Berlin Buzzwords will again take place in Berlin. Details on the location, as well as the ticket sale and call for submissions will be announced very soon.


Looking forward to Berlin Buzzwords 2012

We are currently preparing Berlin Buzzwords 2012!

The upcomming Berlin Buzzwords will again take place in June in Berlin.
We'll provide you with more details about the date and location at the beginning of 2012.

Soon you'll find more information about the call for submission on this website.

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