Working with Apache Cassandra: Getting Started

Apache Cassandra 4.0    |    Intermediate
  • 11 videos | 1h 24m 46s
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Apache Cassandra is a decentralized, distributed, wide-column store that provides great performance at petabyte-scale data for specific types of data and operations. Cassandra is great for data that can be accessed via unique keys and where each row has potentially very different column attributes. In this course, learn how to install Cassandra and make it available for use with Docker. Next, discover how to create Cassandra clusters and inspect them using the nodetool utility. Finally, explore how to leverage a datacenter in Cassandra, correctly use the snitch, and set the snitch used to the GossipingPropertyFileSnitch. Upon completion, you'll be able to enumerate the defining attributes of Apache Cassandra and identify when to use and not use Cassandra.


  • discover the key concepts covered in this course
    recognize the benefits of wide-column stores
    recall the architecture and features of Apache Cassandra
    download and install Apache Cassandra
    start and inspect Apache Cassandra
    use Apache Cassandra with Docker
  • add a node to a Cassandra cluster with Docker
    add a node to a Cassandra cluster on Docker Compose
    change the snitch to create multi-DC clusters
    create a multi-DC Cassandra cluster
    summarize the key concepts covered in this course


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    3.  The Apache Cassandra Architecture and Features
    9m 34s
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    4.  Installing Apache Cassandra
    4m 19s
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    5.  Starting Apache Cassandra
    8m 25s
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    6.  Using Apache Cassandra with Docker
    11m 30s
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    7.  Creating a Multi-node Cassandra Cluster with Docker
    11m 21s
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    8.  Creating a Multi-node Cluster Using Docker Compose
    6m 32s
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    9.  Changing the Snitch in Cassandra
    8m 59s
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    10.  Creating a Cluster with Multiple Datacenters
    9m 54s
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    11.  Course Summary
    3m 52s


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