Sessions at PyCon US 2012 about NoSQL with slides

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Friday 9th March 2012

  • Apache Cassandra and Python

    by Jeremiah Jordan

    Using Apache Cassandra from Python is easy to do. This talk will cover setting up and using a local development instance of Cassandra from Python. It will cover using the low level thrift interface, as well as using the higher level pycassa library.

    • Very brief intro to Apache Cassandra
    • What is Apache Cassandra and where do I get it?
    • Using the Cassandra CLI to setup a keyspace (table) to hold our data
    • Installing the Cassandra thrift API module
    • Using Cassandra from the thrift API
    • Connecting
    • Writing
    • Reading
    • Batch operations
    • Installing the pycassa module
    • Using Cassandra from the pycassa module
    • Connecting
    • Reading
    • Writing
    • Batch operations
    • Indexing in Cassandra
    • Automatic vs Rolling your own
    • Using Composite Columns
    • Setting them up from the CLI
    • How to using them from pycassa
    • Lessons learned

    At 2:40pm to 3:20pm, Friday 9th March

    In E2, Santa Clara Convention Center