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Monthly Archives: July 2020


Cassandra.API: Version 1.0

Earlier this year, our team at Anant was tasked with creating an application to work with DataStax Astra, their new database-as-a-service. It is Apache Cassandra in the cloud which lets you spin up a database within minutes, bypassing all the work that a manual install and deployments requires. It offers enterprise-level reliability, security, and management and you also have the option to Deploy dedicated clusters on AWS or GCP. Now, a few months down the road we have finally finished work on Cassandra.API and we are ready to present the full application.

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New Features to Cassandra.API

A bit has changed since we first announced our new application for DataStax Astra, Cassandra as a service hosted on the cloud. In our first blog post, we walked you through 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 unit tests test to ensure that you are connected properly. Since then, we’ve added a read and write functionality to our APIs as well as user interface admin that will allow you to visualize your Astra database. Let’s take a look at what is new with Cassandra.API.

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Cloud Functions for Firebase

Google Cloud Functions is a compute solution for developers to create single-purpose, stand-alone functions that respond to cloud events without the need to manage a server or runtime environment, this is why Cloud Functions are considered serverless architecture.

Cloud Functions for Firebase provides a way to extend the behavior of Firebase and integrate Firebase features through the addition of server-side code. It is a joint product between the Google Cloud Platform team and the Firebase team.

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