Exciting Changes to KillrVideo Sample Application and Website
If you haven’t checked out the DataStax KillrVideo sample application and website yet, or if you haven’t visited the site in a while, let me encourage you to take a look. The KillrVideo team at DataStax has recently added some pretty interesting new features that help you better understand how to use Apache Cassandra™ and DataStax Enterprise.
As a reminder, KillrVideo is a sample web application developed in C# and uses DataStax Enterprise running on Microsoft Azure as the database platform. The site showcases a number of DataStax Enterprise components in action including Apache Cassandra, and now, DSE Analytics, and DSE Search. The application's code, data models, data and more are available for free on GitHub.
The use cases supported by the application include product catalog, user activity tracking, and user personalization with recommendations.
The new additions to the KillrVideo sample application and website include:
- A guided tutorial (see Navigation bar widget to turn the Tour: Off | On) that walks you through the website in step-by-step fashion and shows you what’s happening underneath the covers where database access and activity is concerned.
- Utilization of DSE Search that enables you to easily search the site for desired videos and information.
- Recommendations that are powered by DSE Analytics (specifically, Apache Spark™).
All code for KillrVideo is freely available so you can learn exactly how to replicate the functionality for your own applications. Enjoy!
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