Hands-on Cassandra
By Eric Evans
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: July 2010
Run time: 2 hours 17 minutes

The growing popularity of Apache Cassandra rests on its ability to handle very large data sets that include hundreds of terabytes. That's why this distributed database has been chosen by organizations such as Twitter, Digg, and Rackspace. In this video tutorial, Cassandra committer Eric Evans lets you get your hands on Cassandra right away. You'll not only understand how it works, but also how to take advantage of this database in a production environment.

  • Learn step-by-step how to set up a single single-node instance of Cassandra
  • Watch Cassandra in action through a demo project called Twissandra, a simple Twitter clone written in Python and Django
  • Understand how Cassandra compares to other NoSQL systems
  • Get best practices for operating a Cassandra cluster, including how to:
    • Select hardware
    • Commission and decommission nodes
    • Deal with failures
    • Monitor and repair
    • Tune for better performance
      and more

With this informative video, you’ll quickly get up to speed on Cassandra and understand how to put it to work in your organization.

"Hands-On Cassandra" captures one of the popular tutorial sessions presented at OSCON 2010 -- the O'Reilly Open Source Convention held in Portland, Oregon in July. Other videos of OSCON 2010 sessions include:

  • Automated Infrastructure is on the Menu with Chef
  • Building a NoSQL Data Cloud
  • Cooking with jQuery
  • Django Deployment Workshop
  • Introduction to Django
  • Observing and Optimizing your Application with DTrace
  • Practical Python Programming: Callbacks
  • Productive Programmer
  • Scalable Internet Architectures
  • Test-Driven Database Development
  • The Seductions of Scala
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