In this quick blog post, I’m going to assess how the databases that advertise themselves as “Cassandra API-compatible” fare in the compatibility department. But that is all I will do, only API testing, and not an extensive testing, just based…Read More >
In this blog post I will do a quick guide, with some code examples, on how to deploy a Kubernetes Job programmatically, using Python as the language of choice. For this I’m using GKE (Google Kubernetes Engine), logging via StackTrace…Read More >
In this blog, I’m going to give a detailed guide on how to monitor a Cassandra cluster with Prometheus and Grafana. For this, I’m using a new VM which I’m going to call “Monitor VM”. In this blog post, I’m…Read More >
Every now and then I find myself looking for a couple of commands I do often. In some other software/technologies we sometimes find a thing called a “cheatsheet” that displays the more used (and some more obscure commands) of that…Read More >
If you’re starting new or in the 3.0.x series: 3.11.2 Apache Cassandra 3.0 is supported until 6 months after 4.0 release (date TBD) If you’re in 2.x, update to the latest in the series (2.1.20, 2.2.12) Apache Cassandra 2.2 is supported…Read More >
Hello all! This is the second blog post in this mini-series (You can read the first one here.) This time I will go through the steps and demonstrate how to setup Vault to manage Cassandra credentials! Including generating, leasing, revoking,…Read More >
Hello all, I’m doing a mini-series of blog posts on using Cassandra and Hashicorp Vault. For the first blog in this series, I’ll look at using Cassandra as a Datastore for Vault secrets, then how to generate Cassandra secrets using Vault,…Read More >
What version for a Production Cassandra Cluster? tl;dr; Latest Cassandra 2.1.x Long version: A while ago, Eventbrite wrote: “You should not deploy a Cassandra version X.Y.Z to production where Z <= 5.” (Full post). And, in general, it is still…Read More >
Have you asked yourself, “why move to Cassandra?”. Pythian expert, Carlos Rolo, provides an analysis of why you should be the next one to move to Cassandra.Read More >
This is a short post about two things that should be on the to-do list for all Cassandra Administrators. The leap second issue and the new JMX default. The Leap Second Before we move on you should learn more about how…Read More >
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