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Apache Spark Companion Technologies: Notebooks

Notebooks are a potentially useful tool for those working with Apache Spark. The Databricks platform, built on Spark, also includes notebooks as a standard feature. As part of an ongoing series of webinars on replicating functionality that is part of the Databricks platform, we will be attempting to connect notebooks to Apache Spark ourselves. 

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Apache Cassandra Lunch #28: Cassandra Backup / Restore Scenarios

In case you missed it, Apache Cassandra Lunch #28 focused on specific scenarios for Cassandra’s backup and restore. We discussed some methods for restoring data to a Cassandra cluster. We also covered how factors like the topology of a cluster or the need for constant uptime can affect the backup/restore process. The live recording of Cassandra Lunch, which includes a more in-depth discussion, is also embedded below in case you could not attend live. If you would like to attend Apache Cassandra Lunch live, it is hosted every Wednesday at 12 PM EST. Register here now!

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Connecting Apache Spark and DataStax Astra

In this blog, we discuss connecting Apache Spark and DataStax Astra. Also, a webinar recording is embedded below if you want to watch a live demo where we use Gitpod and Spark-Shell to connect to DataStax Astra. Stay tuned as this will be Part 1 of the “Apache Spark and DataStax Astra” series and Part 2 will cover how to run a Spark job on our DataStax Astra database.

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Data Engineer’s Lunch #1: Data Engineering Roadmap

In case you missed it, last week we started the first of what will be weekly Data Engineering lunch discussions on Monday, November 16th. The first lunch covered the Data Engineering Road-map. We discussed how to become a proficient data engineer and the various masteries that are required. The live recording of the Data Engineer’s Lunch, which includes a more in-depth discussion, is also embedded below in case you were not able to attend live. If you would like to attend a Data Engineer’s Lunch live, it is hosted every Monday at 12 PM EST. Register here now!

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Apache Cassandra Lunch #27: Cassandra on Baremetal / Virtual Machines/ Containers

Apache Cassandra Lunch #27: Cassandra on Baremetal / Virtual Machines / Containers

In Apache Cassandra Lunch #27: Cassandra on Baremetal / Virtual Machines / Containers, we cover different methods in which we can deploy Cassandra whether it be on Baremetal, Virtual Machines, or Containers; as well as, pros, cons, and deployment tools. The live recording of Cassandra Lunch, which includes a more in-depth discussion, is also 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 here now!

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