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Open source BI tools and Cassandra Hero

Open Source BI Tools and Cassandra

In this blog, we will cover 3 different open source BI tools that you can use to do SQL and reporting on Apache Cassandra. This blog is part 4 and wraps up our series on “Doing SQL and Reporting on Apache Cassandra with Open Source Tools”. Parts 1-3 will be linked at the end of the blog if you want to check them out as well. Also, a webinar will be embedded below if you want to watch a video version of this blog; as well as, a live demo using one of the tools we discuss!

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Cassandra Lunch #18: Connecting Cassandra to Kafka

In this blog, we recap Cassandra Lunch #18, where we had guest speaker, Ryan Quey, discuss and demo a personal project where he uses multiple technologies, including Cassandra and Kafka, to build an app that grabs podcast data related to topics he inputs, stores it, processes it and displays it on searchable a front-end. In case you missed it, the video of Cassandra Lunch is also embedded in the blog!

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Open Source Notebooks and Cassandra: Doing SQL on Cassandra Tables

In this blog post, we will introduce a few open-source notebooks that we can use to do SQL on Cassandra. At the bottom of the blog, we have an accompanying webinar that you can watch to see a live demo using 2 of the notebooks we discuss in this blog. This is Part 3 of our series on “Doing SQL and Reporting on Apache Cassandra with Open Source Tools”, and Parts 1 and 2 are also linked below. Also, be on the lookout for part 4 coming soon!

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Spark and Cassandra: Doing SQL and Joins on Cassandra Tables

In this blog post, we will introduce Spark, a unified analytics engine for large-scale data processing, and discuss how to use it to do SQL on a NoSQL database like Cassandra. We will also give you a quick demo to show how you can quickly test it out yourself. This is Part 2 of our series on “Doing SQL and Reporting on Apache Cassandra with Open Source Tools”, and part 1 is linked below. Also, be on the lookout for Parts 3 and 4 coming soon!

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Cassandra Lunch #15: Cassandra Backup / Restoration

In Cassandra Lunch #15, we discuss Cassandra Backup / Restoration. We discuss disaster avoidance, disaster recovery, and different tools that can be used for backup and restoration of your Cassandra data. Also, we discuss an example scenario of how someone has set up multi-node clusters and how they go about data backup and restoration. 

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