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3 Useful Apache Cassandra Tools

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 post, I’m going to highlight 3 different tools that make life easier when using Apache Cassandra.

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What is DataStax?

DataStax is a database platform, that uses Apache Cassandra, which is built for the performance and availability demands of Web, Mobile, and IoT applications. It gives enterprises a secure always-on database that remains operationally simple when scaled in a single datacenter or across multiple data centers and clouds.

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Cassandra vs Databases

What is Apache Cassandra? Why should I care about it? Is it a better option for business than other databases? These are the types of questions we aim to convince you to add Cassandra to your business practice.

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Anant is speaking at DataStax Accelerate 2019

The biggest Apache Cassandra event in a couple of years, DataStax Accelerate, is happening in National Harbor, MD from May 21 to 23.

We’re excited to have been picked as presenters for one of the most significant big data conferences in the world.

Every customer interaction including purchases offer redemptions, web/mobile interactions, and emails, generates massive amounts of customer data, challenging the boundaries of traditional data management systems.

In this session, we’ll cover how implementing a real-time marketing data platform helped a global Quick Serve Restaurant (QSR) understand important customer signals, including behaviors, needs, and style to generate actionable insights for various applications in real-time.

We’ll provide an overview of the solution built with DataStax Enterprise covering the different platform components including storage, stream processing, and data APIs, and how the components can be configured for various use cases.

Hope to see you at the conference as well as the talk (50% off with the code Singh50)! If you have interest in DataStax consulting, managed services, or remote DBAs feel free to reach out to us at solutions@anant.us or pick a time to chat.

We’ve created the definitive resource for Apache Cassandra over at Cassandra.link, contributions, as well as feedback, are welcome!

Distributed Real-time Data Processing with Spark in Business Platforms – Part 2/6

Real-time data processing is the current state-of-the-art in business platform data engineering practices. Long gone are the days of batch processing and monolithic ETL engines that are turned on at midnight. Today’s demands come from the number of mobile users and things on the internet. Mobile phones and tablets have steadily increased in the realm of customer experience as companies create mobile only or mobile-first interfaces to interact with their commercial systems or business processes. Similarly, there are other “things” in the “Internet of Things” (IoT) such as rental bikes and scooters, key-less home locks, as smart home thermostats.

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