Mastering Apache Cassandra

Mastering Apache Cassandra

by Nishant Neeraj


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Apache Cassandra is the perfect choice for building fault tolerant and scalable databases. Implementing Cassandra will enable you to take advantage of its features which include replication of data across multiple datacenters with lower latency rates. This book details these features that will guide you towards mastering the art of building high performing databases without compromising on performance.

Mastering Apache Cassandra aims to give enough knowledge to enable you to program pragmatically and help you understand the limitations of Cassandra. You will also learn how to deploy a production setup and monitor it, understand what happens under the hood, and how to optimize and integrate it with other software.

Mastering Apache Cassandra begins with a discussion on understanding Cassandra's philosophy and design decisions while helping you understand how you can implement it to resolve business issues and run complex applications simultaneously.

You will also get to know about how various components of Cassandra work with each other to give a robust distributed system. The different mechanisms that it provides to solve old problems in new ways are not as twisted as they seem; Cassandra is all about simplicity. Learn how to set up a cluster that can face a tornado of data reads and writes without wincing.

If you are a beginner, you can use the examples to help you play around with Cassandra and test the water. If you are at an intermediate level, you may prefer to use this guide to help you dive into the architecture. To a DevOp, this book will help you manage and optimize your infrastructure. To a CTO, this book will help you unleash the power of Cassandra and discover the resources that it requires.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781782162681
Publisher: Packt Publishing
Publication date: 09/03/2013
Pages: 340
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.71(d)

About the Author

Nishant is a software engineer at the BrightContext corporation. He builds software that can handle massive in-stream data, and process it and store it reliably, efficiently, and, most importantly, quickly. He also manages cloud infrastructure, and makes sure that things stay up no matter what hits the data center, from hardware failures to sudden surges of data inflow.

Nishant has six years of experience of building web applications in Java as a backend engineer. He started to use Cassandra in production-ready web applications since version 0.6 in 2010. His interests lie in building scalable application for large data sets. He works with Java, JavaScript, MySQL, Cassandra, Twitter Storm, Amazon Web Services, and Linux on a daily basis and recently grew interested in Machine Learning, MongoDB, and NodeJS.

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