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Any Cassandra deployment being worked with on a long term basis needs some sort of monitoring solution. Monitoring is extremely useful in the process of diagnosing problems with a cluster. It also helps ensure optimal performance in production systems. There are many ways of monitoring Cassandra clusters, but they can broadly be split into two groups. The first group relies on Cassandra’s JMX integration since Cassandra is a Java application based on JVM. The other group is based on the analysis of Cassandra logs. We have a previous discussion of log-based monitoring that can be found here.Continue reading
In this blog, we will cover packaged and DIY methods for Lucene based indexes on Cassandra; as well as, give some pros and cons for using Lucene Based Indexes on Cassandra. Also, the live webinar recording of Apache Cassandra Lunch #23 is embedded below in case you were not able to attend live. If you would like to attend Apache Cassandra Lunch live, it is hosted every Wednesday at 12 PM EST. Register at this link now!Continue reading
In case you missed it, this blog post is a recap of Cassandra Lunch #22, covering deployment and administration tools for Cassandra. We will discuss a number of tools for the installation, configuration, monitoring, and administration of Cassandra clusters.Continue reading
In Cassandra Lunch #21, we discuss Cassandra and Staged Event-Driven Architecture with an emphasis on Cassandra stages/thread pools. Additionally, there is a video of Cassandra Lunch #21 embedded in this blog as well. Join Cassandra Lunch weekly at 12 PM EST every Wednesday here and check out our youtube channel for past Cassandra Lunches.Continue reading