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Unleash the Power of Distributed Database for Scalable and High-Performance Applications


Are you ready to explore the world of distributed databases and unlock the potential of Apache Cassandra? "Mastering Apache Cassandra" is your comprehensive guide to understanding and harnessing the capabilities of Cassandra for building scalable and high-performance applications. Whether you're a database administrator seeking to optimize performance or a developer aiming to create resilient data-driven solutions, this book equips you with the knowledge and tools to master the art of Cassandra database management.

Mastering Apache Cassandra

  • 1.Introduction to Apache Cassandra
    1.1.Understanding NoSQL Databases and Their Types
    1.2.Introduction to Apache Cassandra
    1.3.Cassandra's Architecture and Principles
    1.4.Use Cases for Apache Cassandra in Modern Applications
    2.Getting Started with Cassandra
    2.1.Installing and Setting Up Cassandra
    2.2.Key Concepts: Nodes, Clusters, and Data Centers
    2.3.The Cassandra Query Language (CQL)
    2.4.Interacting with Cassandra using cqlsh and Drivers
    3.Data Modeling in Cassandra
    3.1.Understanding Data Modeling in Cassandra
    3.2.Data Distribution and Replication Strategies
    3.3.Choosing the Right Data Types for Columns
    3.4.Designing Primary Keys and Clustering Columns
    4.Creating and Managing Tables
    4.1.Creating Tables in Cassandra
    4.2.Defining Primary Key and Clustering Columns
    4.3.Updating Table Schemas
    4.4.Dropping and Altering Tables in Cassandra
    5.Querying Data with CQL
    5.1.Basic CRUD Operations in CQL
    5.2.Using WHERE Clauses and Filtering Data
    5.3.Indexes and Materialized Views
    5.4.Aggregations and Grouping in CQL Queries
    6.Secondary Indexes and Performance Optimization
    6.1.Understanding Secondary Indexes in Cassandra
    6.2.Limitations and Use Cases for Secondary Indexes
    6.3.Denormalization and Materialized Views for Performance
    6.4.Best Practices for Data Modeling and Indexing
    7.Data Consistency and Distribution
    7.1.Understanding Data Consistency Levels in Cassandra
    7.2.Tunable Consistency and Trade-offs
    7.3.Replication Strategies: SimpleStrategy and NetworkTopologyStrategy
    7.4.Ensuring High Availability with Replication
    8.Apache Cassandra Internals
    8.1.Gossip Protocol and Peer-to-Peer Architecture
    8.2.Read and Write Paths in Cassandra
    8.3.Compaction and Compression Strategies
    8.4.Hinted Handoff and Repair in Cassandra
    9.Performance Tuning and Monitoring
    9.1.Monitoring Cassandra with nodetool
    9.2.Measuring Performance Metrics and Bottlenecks
    9.3.Tuning Cassandra Configuration Parameters
    9.4.Cassandra Performance Optimization Techniques
    10.Security and Authentication in Cassandra
    10.1.Securing Cassandra Clusters
    10.2.Authentication and Authorization Mechanisms
    10.3.SSL Encryption for Data Transmission
    10.4.Best Practices for Securing Apache Cassandra
    11.Backup, Restore, and Disaster Recovery
    11.1.Strategies for Cassandra Backup and Restore
    11.2.Snapshotting and Incremental Backups
    11.3.Restoring Data from Backups
    11.4.Designing Disaster Recovery Plans with Cassandra
    12.Scaling and Managing Large Cassandra Clusters
    12.1.Adding and Removing Nodes in Cassandra
    12.2.Balancing Data Distribution Across Nodes
    12.3.Managing Schema Changes in Large Clusters
    12.4.Challenges and Best Practices for Cluster Management
    13.Advanced Cassandra Concepts
    13.1.Time-Series Data Modeling
    13.2.Collections and User-Defined Types (UDTs)
    13.3.Lightweight Transactions and Compare-and-Set (CAS)
    13.4.Using SASI (SSTable-Attached Secondary Indexes)
    14.Real-world Use Cases and Implementations
    14.1.Case Studies of Successful Cassandra Implementations
    14.2.Scaling with Cassandra in High-Traffic Web Applications
    14.3.IoT Applications and Time-Series Data with Cassandra
    14.4.Cassandra in Analytics and Big Data Processing
    15.Future Trends in NoSQL and Apache Cassandra
    15.1.Evolving Landscape of NoSQL Databases
    15.2.Apache Cassandra's Role in Distributed Systems
    15.3.Integration with Cloud and Serverless Architectures
    15.4.Ethical Considerations and Data Privacy in NoSQL
    16.1.Cassandra Official Documentation and Learning Resources
    16.2.Cassandra Community and Forums
    16.3.Relevant Books, Courses, and Conferences
    16.4.Glossary of Cassandra Terminology
    16.5.About the author

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