C*ollege Credit Webinar Series

Welcome to C*ollege Credit, the bi-weekly educational webinar series for all things Apache Cassandra™ (C*) related. Each webinar features an MVP or member from the community that has hands-on experience building the next generation of applications on Apache Cassandra. The series is designed to provide a baseline of education across an array of topics from ‘what is NoSQL’ to ‘how to scale out Apache Cassandra across multiple datacenters’.

Sign up for topics that you are interested in, or attend the whole series; it’s free!

Have a topic you would like to submit for an MVP to present? Email us at collegecredit@datastax.com with your ideas.

Past Webinars

What’s New in Apache Cassandra 1.2

Speaker: Jonathan Ellis (Apache Cassandra Project Chair)

Slides and Video


Join Apache Cassandra Project Chair, Jonathan Ellis, as he looks at all the great improvements in Cassandra 1.2, including Vnodes, Parallel Leveled Compaction, Collections, Atomic Batches and CQL3.

CEP Distributed Processing on Cassandra with Storm

Speaker: Brian O’Neill (Lead Architect, Health Market Science)

Slides and Video


Cassandra provides facilities to integrate with Hadoop. This is sufficient for distributed batch processing, but doesn’t address CEP distributed processing. This webinar will demonstrate use of Cassandra in Storm. Storm provides a data flow and processing layer that can be used to integrate Cassandra with other external persistences mechanisms (e.g. Elastic Search) or calculate dimensional counts for reporting and dashboards. We’ll dive into a sample Storm topology that reads and writes from Cassandra using storm-cassandra bolts. This webinar is 201 level.

V isn’t for Valentine’s; it’s for VNodes

Speaker: Patrick McFadin(Senior Sales Engineer, DataStax)

Slides and Video


Join Patrick McFadin as he discusses what’s new in C* 1.2 – VNodes, Collections and CQL3. This webinar is 201 level.

What and Why NoSQL?

Speakers: Aaron Morton (Apache Cassandra Committer), Robin Schumacher (VP of Products, DataStax)

Slides and Video


In the first of our bi-weekly C*ollege Credit series Aaron Morton, DataStax MVP for Apache Cassandra and Apache Cassandra committer and Robin Schumacher, VP of product management at DataStax, will take a look back at the history of NoSQL databases and provide a foundation of knowledge for people looking to get started with NoSQL, or just wanting to learn more about this growing trend. You will learn how to know that NoSQL is right for your application, and how to pick a NoSQL database. This webinar is 101 level.

Bridging the Great Divide – The relationship of RDBMS and NoSQL

Speaker: Billy Bosworth (CEO, DataStax)

Video


Why are customers choosing to replace or augment their tired, legacy RDBMS’ with NoSQL big data platforms at record speed? This 101 level webinar will provide the answer. Join Billy Bosworth, CEO of DataStax, as he examines h ow to assess where NoSQL is right for your business, what factors to consider when selecting a big data platform, how to start planning which business priorities to address first, where you can find more information and why DataStax may be your best new partner to power the app that powers your business.

An Introduction to Apache Cassandra

Speaker: Aaron Morton (Apache Cassandra Committer)

Slides and Video


Join Aaron Morton, DataStax MVP for Apache Cassandra and learn the basics of the massively scalable NoSQL database. This webinar is 101 level and will examine C*’s architecture and its strengths for powering mission-critical applications. Aaron will introduce you to concepts such as Cassandra’s data model, multi-datacenter replication, and tunable consistency.

Is My App a Good Fit for Apache Cassandra?

Speaker: Eric Lubow (CTO, SimpleReach)

Slides and Video

Join Eric Lubow, CTO of Simple Reach and DataStax MVP for Apache Cassandra as he examines the types of applications that are suited to be built on top of Cassandra. Eric will talk about the key considerations for designing and deploying your application on Apache Cassandra. This webinar is 101 level.

Data Modeling for Apache Cassandra

Speaker: Aaron Morton (Apache Cassandra Committer)

Slides and Video

Cassandra stores data differently than traditional RDBMS’s. It is these differences that allow for improvements in performance, availability and scalability. Aaron Morton, DataStax MVP for Apache Cassandra will present the basics of the data model and outline the differences clearly. This webinar is 101 level and is suitable for people who are coming from a relational background and just starting to get into Apache Cassandra.

Creating Your First Node.js App with Apache Cassandra

Speaker: Russ Bradberry (Principal Architect, SimpleReach)

Video


Join MVP for Apache Cassandra and Node.js expert, Russ Bradberry as he presents the basics of how to write your first Node.is application on top of Cassandra. Russ will talk about the Node.js driver, Helenus, that he created and provide top tips that will save you time and headaches. This webinar is 101 level.

C*hristmas Comes Early – Creating your First Java Application with Apache Cassandra

Speaker: Brian O’Neill (Lead Architect, Health Market Science)

Slides and Video


Want to gift a cool Java application to Grandma this holiday season? Don’t miss this webinar where we’ll create a couple from scratch to go along with that potholder you got her. We’ll use a couple of the most popular APIs, Hector and Astyanax, to demonstrate how quickly you can get up and running on Cassandra. We’ll also delve into a bit of data modeling; specifically, we’ll take a look at composite columns and how to get at them in Java. This webinar is 201 level.

Webinar Course Levels

101 is an introductory-level course designed to teach the basics of the titled topic. To fully benefit from this course, you do not need to have prior experience with the topic.

201 is an intermediate-level course designed to improve your understanding of the titled topic. To fully benefit from this course, it is recommended that you have a basic understanding of the topic.

301 is an advanced-level course designed to further your knowledge of the titled topic; this course is more technical and drills-down on specific aspects of the given subject. To fully benefit from this course, it is recommended that you have an intermediate to advanced understanding of the topic.