Cassandra for Developers Training Course

Course Code

cassdev

Duration

21 hours (usually 3 days including breaks)

Requirements

  • comfortable with Java programming language
  • comfortable in Linux environment (navigating command line, editing files with vi / nano)

 

Overview

This course will introduce Cassandra –  a popular NoSQL database.  It will cover Cassandra principles, architecture and data model.   Students will learn data modeling  in CQL (Cassandra Query Language) in hands-on, interactive labs.  This session also discusses Cassandra internals and some admin topics.

Audience : Developers

Course Outline

  • Section 1: Introduction to Big Data / NoSQL
    • NoSQL overview
    • CAP theorem
    • When is NoSQL appropriate
    • Columnar storage
    • NoSQL ecosystem
  • Section 2 : Cassandra Basics
    • Design and architecture
    • Cassandra nodes, clusters, datacenters
    • Keyspaces, tables, rows and columns
    • Partitioning, replication, tokens
    • Quorum and consistency levels
    • Labs : interacting with cassandra using CQLSH
  • Section 3: Data Modeling – part 1
    • introduction to CQL
    • CQL Datatypes
    • creating keyspaces & tables
    • Choosing columns and types
    • Choosing primary keys
    • Data layout for rows and columns
    • Time to live (TTL)
    • Querying with CQL
    • CQL updates
    • Collections (list / map / set)
    • Labs : various data modeling exercises using CQL ; experimenting with queries and supported data types
  • Section 4: Data Modeling – part 2
    • Creating and using secondary indexes
    • composite keys (partition keys and clustering keys)
    • Time series data
    • Best practices for time series data
    • Counters
    • Lightweight transactions (LWT)
    • Labs : creating and using indexes;  modeling time series data
  • Section 5 : Data Modeling Labs  : Group design session
    • multiple use cases from various domains are presented
    • students work in groups to come up designs and models
    • discuss various designs, analyze decisions
    • Lab : implement one of the scenario
  • Section 6: Cassandra drivers
    • Introduction to Java driver
    • CRUD (Create / Read / Update, Delete) operations using Java client
    • Asynchronous queries
    • Labs : using Java API for Cassandra
  • Section 7 : Cassandra Internals
    • understand Cassandra design under the hood
    • sstables, memtables, commit log
    • read path / write path
    • caching
    • vnodes
  • Section 8: Administration
    • Hardware selection
    • Cassandra distributions
    • Cassandra best practices (compaction, garbage collection,)
    • troubleshooting tools and tips
    • Lab : students install Cassandra, run benchmarks
  • Section 9:  Bonus Lab (time permitting)
    • Implement a music service like Pandora / Spotify on Cassandra

Testimonials

Topics approached. Very complete.

Carlos Eloi Barros - Farfetch Portugal - Unipessoal, Lda

The last exercise was very good.

José Monteiro - Farfetch Portugal - Unipessoal, Lda

I already using and have a application in production with cassandra so mostly of the topics i already know but the data modeling and advanced topics are a lot interesting.

Tiago Costa - Farfetch Portugal - Unipessoal, Lda

There was a lot of knowledge and material shared that will help me to do my current tasks.

Miguel Fernandes - Farfetch Portugal - Unipessoal, Lda

The amount of exercises. We could immediately apply the knowledge shared and ensure the information was on point.

Joana Pereira - Farfetch Portugal - Unipessoal, Lda

All technical explanation and theoretical introduction

André Santos - Farfetch Portugal - Unipessoal, Lda

Very good explanations with in depth examples

Rui Magalhaes - Farfetch Portugal - Unipessoal, Lda

The practical exercises and examples of implementing examples of real models and contexts

Leandro Gomes - Farfetch Portugal - Unipessoal, Lda

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