Introduction to Cassandra

Apache Cassandra Training

The Introduction to Cassandra training course is a hands-on course designed to provide you with a solid foundation on Apache Cassandra.

This highly-structured, project-based course takes you through installing Cassandra, defining a database, creating tables, inserting data, modeling data, creating an application, updating data, creating a cluster, adding nodes, repairing nodes, removing nodes, Cassandra’s architecture, as well as common use cases.

Course Summary

Learn the ins and outs of Cassandra required to build a Cassandra-based application.
Developers, solution architects, system administrators, and technical managers looking to adopt Cassandra.
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Hands-on training is customized, instructor-led training with an in-depth presentation of a technology and its concepts, featuring such topics as Java, OOAD, and Open Source.

Hands On help
2 Days
Productivity Objectives: 
  • Understand what Cassandra is for
  • Understand Cassandra’s architecture
  • Install Cassandra
  • Define a Cassandra database and tables
  • Insert, update, and delete data
  • Understand data modeling in Cassandra
  • Create an application
  • Select hardware
  • Create a cluster
  • Add, repair, and remove nodes
Introduction to Cassandra is part of the Apache Training curriculum.

What You'll Learn

In the Introduction to Cassandra training course, you’ll learn:

  • Understanding Cassandra
    • Understanding What Cassandra Is
    • Learning What Cassandra is Used For
  • Getting Started with the Architecture
    • Understanding that Cassandra is a Distributed Database
    • Learning What Snitch is For
    • Learning What Gossip is For
    • Learning How Data Gets Distributed and Replicated
  • Installing Cassandra
    • Downloading Cassandra
    • Ensuring Oracle Java 7 is Installed
    • Installing Cassandra
    • Viewing the Main Configuration File
    • Providing Cassandra with Permission to Directories
    • Starting Cassandra
    • Checking Status
    • Accessing the Cassandra system.log File
  • Communicating with Cassandra
    • Understanding Ways to Communicate with Cassandra
    • Using cqlsh
  • Creating a Database
    • Understanding a Cassandra Database
    • Defining a Keyspace
  • Creating a Table
    • Creating a Table
    • Defining Columns and Data Types
    • Defining a Primary Key
    • Recognizing a Partition Key
    • Specifying a Descending Clustering Order
  • Inserting Data
    • Understanding Ways to Write Data
    • Using the INSERT INTO Command
    • Using the COPY Command
    • Seeing How Data is Stored in Cassandra
    • Seeing How Data is Stored on Disk  
  • Modeling Data
    • Understanding Data Modeling in Cassandra
    • Understanding Secondary Indexes
    • Creating a Secondary Index
    • Defining a Composite Partition Key
  • Creating an Application
    • Understanding Cassandra Drivers
    • Exploring the DataStax Java Driver
    • Setting Up a Development Environment
    • Creating an Application Page
    • Getting the DataStax Java Driver Files
    • Connecting to a Cassandra Cluster
    • Executing a Query
    • Displaying Query Results
    • Using an MVC Pattern
  • Updating and Deleting Data
    • Updating Data
    • Understanding How Updating Works
    • Deleting Data
    • Understanding Tombstones
    • Using TTLs
  • Selecting Hardware
    • Understanding Hardware Choices
    • Understanding RAM and CPU Recommendations
    • Selecting Storage
    • Deploying in the Cloud
  • Adding Nodes to a Cluster
    • Understanding Cassandra Nodes
    • Having a Network Connection
    • Specifying the IP Address of a Node in Cassandra
    • Specifying Seed Nodes
    • Bootstrapping a Node
    • Cleaning Up a Node
    • Using cassandra-stress
  • Monitoring a Cluster
    • Understanding Cassandra Monitoring Tools
    • Using nodetool
    • Using JConsole
    • Learning About OpsCenter  
  • Repairing Nodes
    • Understanding Repair
    • Repairing Nodes
    • Understanding Consistency
    • Understanding Hinted Handoff
    • Understanding Read Repair
  • Removing a Node
    • Decommissioning a Node
    • Putting a Node Back into Service
    • Removing a Dead Node
  • Redefining a Cluster for Multiple Data Centers
    • Redefining for Multiple Data Centers
    • Changing Snitch Type
    • Modifying
    • Changing Replication Strategy

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