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ID Name Duration Overview
290175 Cassandra for Developers 21 hours This course will introduce Cassandra –  a popular NoSQL database.  It will cover Cassandra principles, architecture and data model.   Students will learn data modeling  in CQL (Cassandra Query Language) in hands-on, interactive labs.  This session also discusses Cassandra internals and some admin topics. Duration : 3 days Audience : Developers Section 1: Introduction to Big Data / NoSQL NoSQL overview CAP theorem When is NoSQL appropriate Columnar storage NoSQL ecosystem Section 2 : Cassandra Basics Design and architecture Cassandra nodes, clusters, datacenters Keyspaces, tables, rows and columns Partitioning, replication, tokens Quorum and consistency levels Labs : interacting with cassandra using CQLSH Section 3: Data Modeling – part 1 introduction to CQL CQL Datatypes creating keyspaces & tables Choosing columns and types Choosing primary keys Data layout for rows and columns Time to live (TTL) Querying with CQL CQL updates Collections (list / map / set) Labs : various data modeling exercises using CQL ; experimenting with queries and supported data types Section 4: Data Modeling – part 2 Creating and using secondary indexes composite keys (partition keys and clustering keys) Time series data Best practices for time series data Counters Lightweight transactions (LWT) Labs : creating and using indexes;  modeling time series data Section 5 : Data Modeling Labs  : Group design session multiple use cases from various domains are presented students work in groups to come up designs and models discuss various designs, analyze decisions Lab : implement one of the scenario Section 6: Cassandra drivers Introduction to Java driver CRUD (Create / Read / Update, Delete) operations using Java client Asynchronous queries Labs : using Java API for Cassandra Section 7 : Cassandra Internals understand Cassandra design under the hood sstables, memtables, commit log read path / write path caching vnodes Section 8: Administration Hardware selection Cassandra distributions Cassandra best practices (compaction, garbage collection,) troubleshooting tools and tips Lab : students install Cassandra, run benchmarks Section 9:  Bonus Lab (time permitting) Implement a music service like Pandora / Spotify on Cassandra
287809 Fundamentals of Cassandra DB 21 hours This course introduces the basics of Cassandra 2.0 including its installation & configuration, internal architecture, tools, Cassandra Query Language, and administration. Audience Administrators and developers seeking to use Cassandra. This course serves as a foundation and prerequisite for other advanced Cassandra courses.   Introduction to Cassandra Big Data Common use cases of Cassandra Cassandra architecture Installation and Configuration Running and Stopping Cassandra instance Cassandra Data Model Cassandra Query Language Configuring the Cassandra nodes and clusters using CCM cqlsh shell commands nodetool Using cassandra-stress to populate and test the Cassandra nodes Coordinating the Cassandra requests Replication Consistency Tuning Cassandra Nodes Communication Writing and Reading data to/from the storage engine Data directories Anti-entropy operations Cassandra Compaction Choosing and Implementing compaction strategies Best practices in hardware planning Troubleshooting resources
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