Apache Cassandra From The Ground Up
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Apache Cassandra From The Ground Up

About the Book

This book will lower the Apache Cassandra's learning curve. The book provides a thorough overview of key NoSQL & Apache Cassandra and concepts. Key topics covered are:

  • NoSQL and Apache Cassandra's place in the eco system
  • Detailed overview of Apache Cassandra's architecture
  • Various approaches to installing Apache Cassandra
  • Data modelling in Apache Cassandra
  • Apache Cassandra anti patterns
  • Monitoring a Apache Cassandra cluster
  • Sample Java application using Apache Cassandra

All information provided in an easy to understand manner with practical examples. 

About the Author

Akhil Mehra

Akhil lives in Auckland, New Zealand and works as an Software Architect. Akhil has extensive experience in Java and related technologies. Akhil has a keen interest in backend systems and database related technologies. Akhil also has extensive experience in leading and building high performace dev teams.  

Websites: http://abiasforaction.net/

Table of Contents

  • An Introduction To NoSQL & Apache Cassandra
    • Database Evolution
    • Scaling
    • NoSQL Database
    • Key Foundational Concepts
    • Apache Cassandra
  • Five Ways of Installing Apache Cassandra for Development Purposes
    • Prerequisites
    • Installing a Single Node Cassandra
    • Installing a Multi Node Cassandra Cluster
    • Running Apache Cassandra in Eclipse
    • Installing a Multi Node Cassandra Cluster Using CCM
    • Installing a Multi Node Cassandra Cluster Using Docker
    • Docker Apache Cassandra Cluster
  • Apache Cassandra Architecture
    • Distribute Database Fundamentals
    • Cassandra Node
    • Cassandra Cluster/Ring
    • Cassandra Write Path
    • Cassandra Read Path
    • Compaction
    • Consistency
    • Staged event-driven architecture (SEDA) Architecture
    • Thread Pools
    • Cassandra Node Architecture
  • A Practical Introduction To Cassandra Query Language
    • Cassandra Query Language (CQL) Overview
    • CQLSH
    • CQL By Examples
    • CQL Create Table
    • CQL Consistency Level
    • Nodetool Flush
    • CQL Time To Live aka TTL
    • CQL Data Types
    • CQL Counters
  • Apache Cassandra Data Modeling Principles
    • Cassandra Data Modeling Guidelines
    • Missing Relational Constructs
    • Your one shot at an effective model (Primary Key)
    • Data modeling steps
    • Data Modeling Example
    • Deletes in Cassandra - Tombstones
    • Secondary Indexes
    • Materialized View
  • Cassandra Drivers
    • Installing A Cassandra Driver
    • Connecting to our Cluster
    • Executing Statements
    • Asynchronous statements
    • Load Balancing & Fail Over
  • Notes

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