Getting Started with Cassandra
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9 Cassandra Shell Commands
The Data Model in Cassandra
Cassandra API- References, CQL, Thrift
4 Cassandra Monitoring Tools
Cassandra Clusters and the Cluster Builder
Cassandra CRUD Operations
Cassandra Interview Question- Part 1
Cassandra Interview Question- Part 2
Cassandra Quiz- Part 1
Cassandra Quiz- Part 2
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Cassandra Query Language Shell (CQLSH)
10 Cassandra Documented Shell Commands
Data Definition Commands in CQL
Data Manipulation Commands in CQL
CQL Clauses- SELECT, WHERE, ORDER BY
Cassandra Data Types- Built-in, Collection, User-defined
User-defined Data Types in Cassandra
Cassandra Collection Data Types- List, Set, Map
Troubleshooting in Cassandra
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Exploring the Software
Let’s take a look at some facts about Cassandra and its philosophies.
Apache Cassandra is a free and open-source NoSQL DBMS that is distributed, wide column store, and can handle large amounts of data across commodity servers. This leaves no single point of failure and makes for high availability. Cassandra comes from Avinash Lakshman and Prashant Malik. Together, they developed Cassandra at Facebook to power the inbox search feature we see today. In July of 2008, Facebook released it as an open-source project on Google code and by March of 2009, it was an Apache Incubator project. As we stepped into 2010, it graduated to a top-level project.
Etymologically, Cassandra is a Trojan mythological prophet that became a figure of epic tradition and tragedy through a curse on an oracle.