Mumbai, India (PressExposure) July 18, 2011 -- Packt's recently published book Cassandra High Performance Cookbook aims at helping readers configure and tune Cassandra components to enhance its performance. Written by Edward Capriolo, the book is packed with over 150 well illustrated, step-by-step recipes to design and optimize large scale Apache Cassandra deployments.
Apache Cassandra is a a highly scalable second-generation open source distributed database management system, bringing together Dynamo's fully distributed design and Bigtable's ColumnFamily-based data model. It allows efficient use for many applications beyond simple key/value.
Cassandra High Performance Cookbook provides detailed recipes that describe how to use the features of Cassandra and improve its performance. While some recipes in the book are examples of writing code like a recipe that stores and accesses the entries of a phone book in Cassandra, other recipes describe a task . The book also describes how to monitor and do capacity planning to ensure it is performing at a high level. Towards the end, it shows the use of libraries and third party applications with Cassandra and Cassandra integration with Hadoop.
The book recipes cover topics ranging from setting up Cassandra for the first time to complex multiple data center installations, presenting information in a concise actionable form. With the help of this book, one can learn to interact with Cassandra using the command line interface, write programs that access data in Cassandra. Readers will learn to configure and tune Cassandra components to enhance performance. They will be able to monitor the performance of Cassandra and deploy it in single and multiple data center environments.
With clear step-by-step instructions, this book is designed for administrators, developers, and data architects who are interested in Apache Cassandra for redundant, highly performing, and scalable data storage. Users should have experience working with a database technology, multiple node computer clusters, and high availability solutions. To read more about the book and download a free chapter, please visit: http://www.packtpub.com/cassandra-apache-high-performance-cookbook/book