This workshop is a kickstart, hands-on tutorial on getting started with Apache Cassandra. It will cover Cassandra internals that will help you understand how Cassandra archives fast read/writes and how it handles machine/rack/data center failure.
Hour 1: Core concepts for Apache Cassandra
– Introduction to Apache Cassandra
– Data modeling
– Fault tolerance
Hour 2: Cassandra under the hood
– Understand how Cassandra writes are so quick
– Understanding Cassandra reads
– Understand how Cassandra replication works including multi DC active active
– Understanding compaction
Hour 3: Building an end-to-end customer event store in Java
– Coding time! We’ll go through how to build an application that can store and retrieve time series event data
Christopher Batey recently joined DataStax as a technical evangelist for Apache Cassandra. Previously he worked as a senior software engineer at BSkyB, where he spent his time designing and developing their next generation, Cassandra-backed platform that powers Sky Go and Now TV. He is a keen blogger, tweeter, and open source advocate.
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