This Week in Cassandra 2/5/2016

February 5, 2016

Updates from the Cassandra Community:

Welcome to the first post of This Week in Cassandra!  Each week we’ll be covering the latest news in the world of Apache Cassandra.  We’ll look at new projects, blog posts, new and upcoming features, and events around the world.  We’ll also be providing additional commentary from members in the community.



News and Blog Posts:

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The importance of single-partition operations in Cassandra

February 1, 2016

DuyHai Doan, Apache Cassandra Evangelist, DataStax
DuyHai Doan is an Apache Cassandra Evangelist at DataStax. He spends his time between technical presentations/meetups on Cassandra, coding on open source projects to support the community and helping all companies using Cassandra to make their project successful. Previously he was working as a freelance Java/Cassandra consultant.

In this blog post, we’ll explain the reason why all Cassandra experts and evangelists promote single-partition operations. We’ll see in details all the benefits that single-partition operations can provide in term of operation, consistency and system stability.

Atomicity & Isolation

Mutations (INSERT/UPDATE/DELETE) to all columns of a partition are guaranteed to be atomic e.g. the upd Read More..

Transitioning from MySQL to Cassandra at Chaordic

January 26, 2016

Ivan Linhares, Engineering Manager, Chaordic
Ivan Linhares is an Engineering Manager at Chaordic. He has been working as a lead engineer and software developer for more than fifteen years. He is passionate for developing great teams and solving challenging technical problems. At Chaordic, he leads the Data Platform team in scaling its personalization solution for the e-commerce sector.
Chaordic is the leader in big data based personalization solutions for e-commerce in Brazil. The largest online retailers in the country, such as Saraiva, Walmart and Centauro use our solutions to suggest personalized shopping recommendations to their users. Chaordic’s Data Platform provides a common data layer and services shared among multiple product offerings.


Three years ago Chaordic was Read More..

Focus on your data rather than your database

October 14, 2015

Joshua Galbraith, Co-Founder and Principal Architect, Seastar Data Platform
Joshua Galbraith (@jtgalbraith) is the co-founder and principal architect for the Seastar data platform. He holds a B.S. in mathematics and is continuing his education in statistics and data visualization. He is active in the data science community, and has been contributing to data-intensive applications in academic research, private companies, and community projects over the past 7 years.

                         Seastar Logo

Seastar is a managed platform for Apache Cassandra that spans hardware infrastructure, a hosting environment, a self-service API and dashboard, and a support team. It’s everything you need to get clusters up and running quickly and cost-effectively. This platform is being built by a team of engineers at Network Redux who have decades of combined experience in the enterprise hosting industry and have supporte Read More..

Introducing FiloDB

October 12, 2015

Evan Chan, Distinguished Engineer, TupleJump
Evan loves to design, build, and improve bleeding edge distributed data and backend systems using the latest in open source technologies. He has led the design and implementation of multiple big data platforms based on Storm, Spark, Kafka, Cassandra, and Scala/Akka, including a columnar real-time distributed query engine. He is an active contributor to the Apache Spark project, a Datastax Cassandra MVP, and co-creator and maintainer of the open-source Spark Job Server. He is a big believer in GitHub, open source, and meetups, and has given talks at various conferences including Spark Summit, Cassandra Summit, FOSS4G, and Scala Days.

Introducing FiloDB

If you are a big data analyst, or build big data solutions for fast analytical queries, you are likely familiar with columnar storage technologies. The open source Parquet file format for HDFS saves space and powers query engines from Spark to Impala and more, while cloud solutions like Amazon Redshift use columnar storage to speed up queries and minimize I/O. Being a file format, Parquet is much

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