Learn Apache Cassandra at your own speed
(PRWEB) October 03, 2014
Software training firm Infinite Skills Inc. this week released its "Learning Apache Cassandra Tutorial," an introductory course teaching the essentials of this open-source, distributed database management system designed for serving real-time big data applications.
Cassandra is a NoSQL (Not Only SQL) system, providing more control over availability, horizontal scaling, and a simpler design architecture. Cassandra is made for commodity servers, and provides other desirable features, such as fault tolerance, linear scalability, and the ability to be distributed across multiple data centers.
Infinite Skills "Learning Apache Cassandra Tutorial" is designed to teach new users the fundamental features and best practices for learning to use this powerful database system.
Course author Ruth Stryker is a career technology trainer with more than 20 years of experience. She has taught big data since 2010, and Cassandra for the past two years. Before going into independent training, she trained at Datastax, an enterprise products and services company for Cassandra.
Stryker begins by explaining how Cassandra manages data and nodes, looking at critical features such as Snitch and Gossip, replication, and virtual nodes.
As the course proceeds, she covers essentials such as how to create a database, working with tables, inserting and modeling data, and creating an application.
Later chapters cover hardware selection, adding nodes to a cluster, monitoring and repairing nodes, and redefining a cluster for multiple data centers.
"Cassandra is an alternative to Oracle and MySQL databases," Stryker explains. "Instead of living on one server, it can be spread across multiple servers and data centers. It can grow almost infinitely."
Free demo videos and a full list of course contents can be found on the "Learning Apache Cassandra Tutorial" training page of the Infinite Skills website:
Infinite Skills offers its "Learning Apache Cassandra Tutorial" either as a DVD or a direct download from the company website at a retail price of $99.95, or as part of its streaming subscription service available at a monthly rate of $25. All Infinite Skills titles and formats are compatible with both Mac and Windows operating systems, and shipping is available around the globe. Infinite Skills tutorials are supported by project files which correspond to examples in the videos.
About Infinite Skills Inc.
A leader in the field of software training, Infinite Skills strives to offer the highest quality training available at an affordable cost. Infinite Skills tutorials are task-oriented instructional videos, teaching complex skills by providing hands-on examples, guiding users as they carry out critical objectives. Infinite Skills offers a comprehensive range of software titles available as DVDs, digital downloads, and iPad editions, keeping with company aim of delivering professional training to customers anywhere they want to learn.