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From 0 to 1: The Cassandra Distributed Database

A complete guide to getting started with cluster management and queries on Cassandra

Course Description
Has your data gotten huge, unwieldy and hard to manage with a traditional database? Is your data unstructured with an expanding list of attributes? Do you want to ensure your data is always available even with server crashes? Look beyond Hadoop - the Cassandra distributed database is the solution to your problems.
This course helps your set up a cluster with multiple nodes to distribute data across machines

Learning Outcomes

Set up a cluster, keyspaces, column families and manage them
Run queries using the CQL command shell
Design primary keys and secondary indexes with partitioning and clustering considerations
Use the Cassandra Java driver to connect and run queries on the cluster

Pre-requisites:

The basics of SQL and traditional relational databases
The basics of Java in order to use the Cassandra Java library

Who is this course intended for?
Engineers and analysts who understand traditional, relational databases and want to move to big data storage systems.
This course is not recommended for students who are just starting out understanding databases and have no prior experience with one.


Your Instructor


Loonycorn
Loonycorn
Loonycorn is us, Janani Ravi and Vitthal Srinivasan. Between us, we have studied at Stanford, been admitted to IIM Ahmedabad and have spent years working in tech, in the Bay Area, New York, Singapore and Bangalore.

Janani: 7 years at Google (New York, Singapore); Studied at Stanford; also worked at Flipkart and Microsoft

Vitthal: Also Google (Singapore) and studied at Stanford; Flipkart, Credit Suisse and INSEAD too

We think we might have hit upon a neat way of teaching complicated tech courses in a funny, practical, engaging way, which is why we are so excited to be here on Learnsector!

We hope you will try our offerings, and think you'll like them :-)

Class Curriculum


  Introduction
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  Introduction: Cassandra as a Distributed, Decentralized, Columnar Store
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  The Cassandra Cluster Manager
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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