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Open Source Data Catalog Overview: CKAN

In this blog post, the first in a series about Open Source Data Catalogs, we will be talking about an Open Source Data Catalog known as CKAN. We will be going over what the main idea of CKAN is, what kinds of technologies make up CKAN, ways to install CKAN, and then go over installing CKAN using the package installation method along with some hurdles we ran into while doing so. Then, we will discuss a few optional features of CKAN such as its FileStore and DataStore, and then talk about ways of adding data to CKAN. Finally we conclude with some ending thoughts and conclusions on CKAN from the perspective of a short dive into it.

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Data Engineer’s Lunch #7: SQL Databases

In Data Engineer’s Lunch #7: SQL Databases, we discuss relational concepts, popular SQL databases, and advantages and disadvantages. 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 Data Engineer’s Lunch in person, it is hosted every Monday at 12 PM EST. Register here now!

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Apache Cassandra Lunch #19: Combined Use of Relational Databases and Cassandra

In case you missed it, this blog post is a recap of Cassandra Lunch #19, covering the combined use of relational databases and Cassandra. We will discuss the advantages of using relational databases and Cassandra separately, before covering the advantages and methods for using both concurrently. 

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Migrating from a Relational Database to Cassandra: Why, Where, When, and How

The Apache Cassandra database has gained popularity because it offers scalability and high availability without compromising performance. Many applications running today were built using relational database technology, however, this technology doesn’t offer the scalability or availability that Cassandra does. This is why many people are considering the switch to Switch to Cassandra. In this post, we will cover everything you need to know about switching from a relational database to Cassandra.

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