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Alpakka Cassandra and Twitter: Using Alpakka to read and write tweets from/to Cassandra

Alpakka is an open-source project designed to implement stream-aware and reactive integration pipelines for Java/Scala which is built on top of Akka Streams. This blog talks specifically about using Alpakka Cassandra and Akka Streams together with Twitter4S (Twitter client written in Scala) to pull new Tweets from Twitter for a given hashtag (or set of hashtags) using Twitter API v1.1 and write them into a local Cassandra database.

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data operations with spark and cassandra

Data Operations with Spark and Cassandra

In this blog, we will discuss a few different data operations we can do with Apache Spark and Cassandra; as well as, steps that you can use to try it out yourself.

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Run an Apache Spark Job on DataStax Astra

In this blog, we discuss how to run an Apache Spark job on our DataStax Astra database. Also, a webinar recording is embedded below if you want to watch a live demo where we use Gitpod, sbt, Scala, and Spark-Submit to run 2 Spark jobs against our DataStax Astra instance. If you missed part 1 of this series: Connect Apache Spark and DataStax Astra, it will be linked below.

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