Imagine what you could do if scalability wasn’t a problem. With this hands-on guide, you’ll learn how the Cassandra database management system handles hundreds of terabytes of data while remaining highly available across multiple data centers. This third edition – updated for Cassandra 4.0 – provides the technical details and practical examples you need to put this database to work in a production environment.

Authors Jeff Carpenter and Eben Hewitt demonstrate the advantages of Cassandra’s nonrelational design, with special attention to data modeling. If you’re a developer, DBA, or application architect looking to solve a database scaling issue or future-proof your application, this guide helps you harness Cassandra’s speed and flexibility.

Understand Cassandra’s distributed and decentralized structure; Use the Cassandra Query Language (CQL) and cqlsh – the CQL shell; Create a working data model and compare it with an equivalent relational model; Develop s …