Apache Cassandra Horizontal scalability for Java applications
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Apache Cassandra Horizontal scalability for Java applications

About the Book

In the competitive world of technology, millisecond improvements in performance can make all the difference for your customers. From this need, several paradigms and frameworks emerged, demanding, at the same time, a good and fast performance in the persistence of information. Apache Cassandra was born in this scenario, the NoSQL database, elastic, fault-tolerant, and with a high degree of performance. Cassandra is a non-relational database originated by Facebook. Today, it is an open-source project within the Apache Foundation with successes in the world's largest companies, such as Netflix, GitHub, eBay, among others.

In this book, Otávio Santana discusses Cassandra, its concepts, and its applicability with Java. After introducing non-relational databases, you will see concepts such as hierarchy, reading, writing, how they work on the node, and their orchestration within a Cluster. The practical operation of the communication language Cassandra Query Language or CQL will be presented, with modeling tips and mapping frameworks. DataStax Mapper, Spring Data Cassandra, Hibernate OGM Cassandra, and Eclipse JNoSQL.

About the Author

Otavio Santana
Otavio Santana

Empowering developers worldwide to deliver better software faster, scalable in the Cloud. Otavio is a passionate software engineer focused on Cloud and Java technology. He has experience mainly in persistence polyglot and high-performance applications in finances, social media, and e-commerce.

Otavio is a member of both Expert Groups and Expert Leader in several JSRs and JCP executive committee. He is working on several Apache and Eclipse Foundation projects such as Apache Tamaya, MicroProfile, Jakarta EE, where he is leading the first specification at Jakarta EE with Jakarta NoSQL. A JUG leader and global speaker at JavaOne and Devoxx conferences.  Otavio has received recognition for his OSS contributions such as the JCP Outstanding Award, Member of the year and innovative JSR, Duke’s Choice Award, and Java Champion Award, to name a few.

Table of Contents

  • The new era of applications comes with new databases
    • Target audience / prerequisites
    • About the author
  • NoSQL basics
    • Key-value
    • Document oriented
    • Graphs
    • CAP theorem
  • Cassandra
    • Definition
    • Hierarchy
    • Performing an operation inside Cassandra
  • Creating an application with Hibernate
    • What is Hibernate OGM?
    • Practical example with Hibernate OGM
  • Creating an application with Java and Spring
    • Making data access easier with Spring Data
  • Creating an application with Java EE, ops, Jakarta EE
    • What is Jakarta EE?
    • Using Jakarta NoSQL, Jakarta EE’s first specification
  • Final considerations
    • Search engine
    • Validating data with Bean Validation
    • Conducting integration tests with Cassandra
    • Experimenting with other flavors of Cassandra

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