Cassandra Administration Training Course

Course CodeCourse Code

cassadmin

Duration Duration

14 hours (usually 2 days including breaks)

Requirements Requirements

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

Lab environment:

A working Cassandra environment will be provided for students.  Students would need a SSH client and a browser to access the cluster.

Zero Install : There is no need to install Cassandra on students’ machines!

Overview 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.

Course OutlineCourse 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 : Cassandra Internals
    • understand Cassandra design under the hood
    • sstables, memtables, commit log
  • Section 6: Administration
    • Hardware selection
    • Cassandra distributions
    • Cassandra Nodes Communication
    • Writing and Reading data to/from the storage engine
    • Data directories
    • Anti-entropy operations
    • Cassandra Compaction
    • Choosing and Implementing compaction strategies
    • Cassandra best practices (compaction, garbage collection,)
    • troubleshooting tools and tips
    • Lab : students install Cassandra, run benchmarks

TestimonialsTestimonials

The 1:1 style meant the training was tailored to my individual needs.

Andy McGuigan - Axon Public Safety UK Limited

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Private Classroom
Participants are from one organisation only. No external participants are allowed. Usually customised to a specific group, course topics are agreed between the client and the trainer.
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Number of Delegates Private Remote
1 £2200
2 £1550
3 £1333
4 £1225
Public Classroom
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Public Classroom
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Number of Delegates Public Classroom
1 £2500
2 £1725
3 £1467
4 £1338
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