Cassandra: The Definitive Guide: Distributed Data at Web Scale (Paperback)
Imagine what you could do if scalability wasn't a problem. With this hands-on guide, you'll learn how the Cassandra database management system handles hundreds of terabytes of data while remaining highly available across multiple data centers. This third edition--updated for Cassandra 4.0--provides the technical details and practical examples you need to put this database to work in a production environment.
Authors Jeff Carpenter and Eben Hewitt demonstrate the advantages of Cassandra's nonrelational design, with special attention to data modeling. If you're a developer, DBA, or application architect looking to solve a database scaling issue or future-proof your application, this guide helps you harness Cassandra's speed and flexibility.
- Understand Cassandra's distributed and decentralized structure
- Use the Cassandra Query Language (CQL) and cqlsh--the CQL shell
- Create a working data model and compare it with an equivalent relational model
- Develop sample applications using client drivers for languages including Java, Python, and Node.js
- Explore cluster topology and learn how nodes exchange data
About the Author
Jeff Carpenter works in developer relations at DataStax. He was previously a systems architect for Choice Hotels International, and has 20 years of experience in the hospitality and defense industries. Jeff's interests include SOA/microservices, architecting large-scale systems, and data architecture. He has worked on projects ranging from complex battle planning systems to a cloud-based hotel reservation system. Jeff is passionate about disruptive projects that change industries, mentoring architects and developers, and the next challenge.Eben Hewitt is the CTO and Chief Architect at Sabre Hospitality where he is responsible for the technology strategy and for designing large-scale, mission-critical systems and leading teams to build them. He has served as CTO at one of the world's largest hotel companies and CIO of O'Reilly Media. He has been a consultant to Warburg Pincus and others on distributed data and a frequent speaker at international conferences. He is the author of several books, including Technology Strategy Patterns (2018), Cassandra: The Definitive Guide, Java SOA Cookbook, and several other books on architecture, web and software development, including Semantic Software Design (2019). He's won several innovation awards for his software design work.