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Don’t forget to shut the front door (and secure your OpsCenter)

By Mike Bulman - April 12, 2016

Databases are one of the most, if not the most, critical aspects of any application infrastructure, which makes security a top concern for anyone relying on or managing a database.  Because our customers rely heavily on DataStax Enterprise (DSE) we take security very seriously.

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Python Driver 3.2.0 Released

By Adam Holmberg - April 12, 2016

The DataStax Python Driver 3.2.0 for Apache Cassandra has been released. As with the previous release, work in this one was again focused on the object mapper, cqlengine.

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Tuning DSE Search – Indexing latency and query latency

By Sebastian Estevez - March 17, 2016

Introduction DSE offers out of the box search indexing for your Cassandra data. The days of double writes or ETL’s between separate DBMS and Search clusters are gone.I have my cql table, I execute the following API call, and (boom) my cassandra data is available for: 1) full text/fuzzy search 2) ad hoc lucene secondary index powered filtering, and 3) geospatial searchHere is my API call:

$ bin/dsetool create_core <keyspace>.<table> generateResources=true reindex=true
or if you prefer curl (or are using basic auth) use the following:
$ curl "http://localhost:8983/solr/admin/cores?action=CREATE&name=<keyspace>.<table>&generateResources=true"

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DataStax C/C++ Driver: 2.3 GA released!

By Michael Penick - March 14, 2016

We are pleased to announce the 2.3 GA release of the C/C++ driver for Apache Cassandra. This release includes all the features necessary to take full advantage of Apache Cassandra 3.0 including support for materialized view metadata.

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