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Monthly Archives: May 2020


Setting up your DataStax Astra instance with Cassandra.API

Earlier this year, DataStax announced DataStax Astra: A Cassandra Database SaaS that provides the ability to develop and deploy data-driven applications with a cloud-native service, without the hassles of database and infrastructure administration. We had been looking forward to the launch of this service since we first heard about it, when it initially called DataStax Constellation. Over the past month and a half, we’ve been working on a program that would allow anyone to get up and running on Astra in as little time as possible. In this blog post, we’re going to go over how our program allows you to import data into Astra, how to set up a Node or Python API that will allow you to communicate with your Astra database and how to run our curl/postman test to ensure that you are connected properly.

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Spark and Cassandra For Machine Learning: Setup

Machine learning is increasingly becoming a part of people’s business platforms. In order to make full use of machine learning in our business platforms, we will need a tool with similar characteristics to our database tools. It needs to be distributed and scale-able, and integrate near seamlessly with our data store. Luckily Spark is a great tool for this purpose. In this post and future ones, we will learn about how to set up an environment for performing machine learning using Apache Spark and Cassandra, and also learning more about machine learning in general.

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Integromat Demo Scenario: Customer Experience

The use cases for Integromat vary over a massive range, but for the purposes of our demo scenario, we will focus on operations, social media and marketing, and project management and customer experience.

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Wiki.js On DO

Wiki.js On DigitalOcean

Wiki.js is a powerful and extensible open-source Wiki software. Running Wiki.js on Digital Ocean containerized allows auto-updates, the ability to adjust capacity to maintain steady, predictable performance at the lowest possible cost, and 1-click installation to name a few advantages.

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Integromat Demo Scenario: Marketing

The use cases for Integromat vary over a massive range, but for the purposes of our demo scenario, we will focus on operations, social media and marketing, project management, and customer experience.

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