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2 April, 2019

The Four Main Challenges with Apache Cassandra™

Authors: Louise Westoby
Apache Cassandra™

Enterprises are increasingly flocking to open source technology because of its accessibility, theoretical cost-effectiveness, and ability to attract top talent. According to the…

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company
2 April, 2019

Avengers Fan Frustration Highlights Importance of Database Technology

Authors: David Waugh
NoSQL

How do you know it’s time to upgrade your database technology? When your fans can't buy tickets to your latest blockbuster movie, for example—as recently happened with Avengers…

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developers
26 March, 2019

DataStax Bulk Loader Pt. 1 — Introduction and Loading

Authors: Brian Hess
Data Processing, DataStax Bulk Loader

The DataStax Bulk Loader, dsbulk, is a new bulk loading utility introduced in DSE 6 (To download the DataStax Bulk Loader click here).  It solves the task of efficiently loading…

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company
26 March, 2019

Apache Cassandra™: Four Interesting Facts

Authors: Louise Westoby
Apache Cassandra™

Apache Cassandra is the NoSQL database that powers several of today’s leading organizations, including Instagram, GoDaddy, and Netflix. The database was developed to meet the needs…

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company
21 March, 2019

How to Build Modern Applications with Microservices

Authors: Jim Hatcher
Microservices

Microservices are starting to take over nearly every aspect & angle of modern enterprises In one survey of more than 350 senior development stakeholders, 91% said they are…

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developers
21 March, 2019

Introducing Java Driver 4

Authors: Olivier Michallat
Apache Cassandra™, DataStax Enterprise, Drivers, Java

The Java driver team is pleased to announce the general availability of two new major versions: OSS driver 4.0.0 and DSE driver 2.0.0. These are long-awaited versions that address…

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company
20 March, 2019

How to Unlock the Full Power of Apache Cassandra™

Authors: Louise Westoby
Apache Cassandra™

Open source software has become a natural go-to as enterprises seek to scale efficiently and affordably. Drawn by the allure of frictionless acquisitions, vendorless negotiations,…

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20 March, 2019

Integrate Spark Metrics using DSE Insights Metrics Collector

Authors: Sebastian Estevez
Apache Spark™, DataStax Insights

Metrics and visibility are critical when dealing with distributed systems. In the case of DSE Analytics we are interested in monitoring the state of the various Spark processes (…

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company
19 March, 2019

The Stax Awards: Highlighting the Amazing Ways Companies Use DataStax

Authors: Sarah Burr
Community

How are today’s leading enterprises using DataStax to change the world? Find out at DataStax Accelerate, the world’s premier Apache Cassandra™ conference, which will take place May…

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developers
15 March, 2019

Running DSE on Microsoft Windows Using Docker

Authors: Donnie Roberson
Apache Cassandra™, DataStax Enterprise, Docker

Many architects and developers today are targeting Apache Cassandra™and DataStax Enterprise (DSE) as their database of choice because of its ability to easily scale and perform…

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developers
15 March, 2019

Creating an API for your database with Rest, GraphQL, gRPC

Authors: Adron Hall
Configuration, DSE Graph

Here’s a talk Cedrick Lunven (who I have the fortune of working with!) about creating API’s for your database, your distributed database. He starts out with a few objectives for the…

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14 March, 2019

Three Common Mistakes When Building Graph Applications

Authors: Denise Gosnell
DSE Graph

At DataStax, we help customers build some of the largest production applications on graph databases in the world. From these experiences, we’ve collected a set of three common…

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developers
13 March, 2019

Hands-on Tutorial to Install DataStax Enterprise on AWS Cloud in 3 Easy Steps

Authors: Nikhil Karnik, David Marx
Amazon Web Services, Cloud, Configuration, DataStax Enterprise, Monitoring, Operations

DataStax powers the Right-Now Enterprise with the always-on, distributed cloud database built on Apache Cassandra™ and designed for hybrid cloud. So let's get started. There are…

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company
12 March, 2019

Benefits and Challenges of a Microservices Architecture

Authors: Jim Hatcher
Architecture, Microservices

Many companies are now using microservices for both re-architecting existing applications and for starting brand-new projects and initiatives, and they’re investing heavily in doing…

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developers
11 March, 2019

Distributed Database Things to Know: Snitches

Authors: Adron Hall
Multi Data Center

Snitches. What a great name for a feature right? I’d bring up the Harry Potter thing, but I’m gonna let that one fly. (get it, it flies!) A snitch determines where nodes go among…

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company
7 March, 2019

The Three Main Use Cases for a Graph Database

Authors: Denise Gosnell
DSE Graph

There’s a reason smart organizations are increasingly moving to graph databases: the modern technology delivers the scalability, performance, and agility today’s most powerful…

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developers
6 March, 2019

KillrVideo Python Pt. 3 — Advertising Python Services via etcd

Authors: Jeffrey Carpenter
Python, Reference Application

In this series, I’ve been sharing about my experience building my first Python application — an implementation of the KillrVideo microservice tier. In the previous posts, I’ve…

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developers
6 March, 2019

Distributed Database Things to Know: Cassandra Datacenter & Racks

Authors: Adron Hall
Apache Cassandra™, DataStax Enterprise, Hardware, Multi Data Center, Storage

Let’s talk about the analogy of Apache Cassandra Datacenter & Racks to actual datacenter and racks. I kind of enjoy the use of the terms datacenter and racks to describe…

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company
5 March, 2019

How to Tap Into the Power of a NoSQL Database

Authors: Jonathan Lacefield
NoSQL

For years, organizations have relied on relational databases management systems (RDBMSs) to store, process, and analyze critical business information. The idea originated in a…

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developers
27 February, 2019

KillrVideo Python Pt. 2 — App Dev with ProtoBuf and GRPC

Authors: Jeffrey Carpenter
Python

In the first post in this series, I described the KillrVideo reference application and my motivation for creating a new implementation of the microservices tier for KillrVideo in…

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company
26 February, 2019

How to Get the Most Out of Apache Cassandra™

Authors: Louise Westoby
Apache Cassandra™

Since it first appeared in 2008, Apache Cassandra™—an open source distributed NoSQL database that originally began as a Facebook project—has become increasingly popular for…

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developers
20 February, 2019

Distributed Database Things to Know: Consistent Hashing

Authors: Adron Hall
Apache Cassandra™, Architecture

When I worked at Basho in 2013, I wrote about consistent hashing as part of a series called “Learning About Distributed Databases”. Today I’m kicking that back off after a few years…

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19 February, 2019

How 5G Will Impact Your Data Management Strategy

Authors: Jonathan Lacefield
Data Management

It may be a tad over-hyped and will require years to gestate and fully take effect, but a lot of people these days are talking about the 5G and its potential. Verizon, AT&T, and…

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developers
14 February, 2019

KillrVideo Python Pt. 1 — The Backstory

Authors: Jeffrey Carpenter
Python

After a busy fall of travel doing advocacy at Strata NYC and several DataStax Developer Day events, I had the privilege of a month with no travel. I figured this was the perfect…

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