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From tweets to code: Community feedback in action

On one of my daily excursions into the data stream of twitter, I noticed I was included in an exchange with a Apache Cassandra user. He was venting his frustration about how cqlsh displayed tables after creation. When performing a ‘DESC table <table_name>’ he found it unclear how the underlying structure was arranged. To be…

15 Commandments of Cassandra Admin

Recently, I did a webinar on the 15 Commandments of Cassandra Admin. I can’t claim responsibility for all of these. I worked with Rachel Padreschi (@RachelPadreschi) on this presentation. Unfortunately, she wasn’t able to make it to the live broadcast, but I want to make sure she gets all the credit she deserves. We have…

Strata – Santa Clara 2014 Wrap Up

Last week was the annual pilgrimage of data nerds everywhere to Strata – Santa Clara. There are now more than one of these events, but this is the original and still the go to for many. The Santa Clara Convention Center is home to so many conferences, they tend to blur a bit for me.…

MongoDB. This is not the database you are looking for.

Many of you that know me, know that I rarely get negative about your data store choice. If you’ve done your diligence and it works for you, great. We live in an age of an over-abundance of choices so something should fit your use case. Yes, I would prefer you use Apache Cassandra. Not because…