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Author Archives: Tanaka Mapondera


New Features to Cassandra.API

A bit a changed since we first announced our new application for DataStax Astra, Cassandra as a service hosted on the cloud. In our earlier 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 added a read and write functionality to our APIs as well as user interface admin that will allow you to to visualize your Astra database. Let’s take a look at what is new with Cassandra.API.

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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 was 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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Why You Should Use Netlify for Your Static Websites

Here at Anant, I have been using Netlify for the better part of the last 2 years or so. It has allowed us to get projects up and running fast and efficiently without much hassle on our end. To my surprise, I don’t hear or see much buzz about Netlify among the companies and professionals I interact with on a daily basis. In this blog post, I’m going to go over the Netlify features I find essential in my day to day routine. I feel like it would be greatly beneficial towards small and big companies alike.

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3 Useful Apache Cassandra Tools Pt. 9

Apache Cassandra is a free and open-source NoSQL database management system that is designed to handle large amounts of data with no single point of failure. In this blog post, I’m going to highlight 3 different but useful tools that make life easier when using Apache Cassandra.

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The 5 Tiers of Sitecore’s Architecture

There are five different components that help form Sitecore’s architecture; the Channel layer, the Management layer, the AIDA layer, the Database layer, and the Integration layer. Let’s take a closer look at each section and see what makes Sitecore so unique.

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