by Nate McCall
The database industry has been abuzz over the past year about NoSQL databases and their applications in the realm of solutions commonly placed under the ‘big data’ heading.
This interest has filtered down to software development organizations who have had to scramble to make sense of terminology, concepts and patterns particularly in the areas of distributed computing which were previously limited to academics and a very small number of special case applications.
Like all of these systems, Apache Cassandra, which has quickly emerged as a best-of-breed solution in this space in the NoSQL/Big Data space, still requires a substantial learning curve to implement correctly.
This tutorial will walk attendees through the fundamentals of Apache Cassandra, installing a small working cluster either locally or via a cloud provider, and practice configuring and managing this cluster with the tools provided in the open source distribution.
Attendees will then use this cluster to design a simple Java web application as a way to gain practical, hands on experience in designing applications to take advantage of the massive performance gains and operational efficiency that can be leveraged from a correctly architected Apache Cassandra cluster.
Attendees should leave the tutorial with hands-on knowledge of building a real, working distributed database.
by Swaminathan Sivasubramanian
Reliability and scalability of your application is dependent on how its application state is managed. To run applications at massive scale requires one to operate datastores that can scale to operate seamlessly across thousands of servers and can deal with various failure modes such as server failures, datacenter failures and network partitions. The goal of Amazon DynamoDB is to eliminate this complexity and operational overhead for our customers by offering a seamlessly scalable database service. In this talk, we will talk about how developers can build applications on DynamoDB without having to deal with the complexity of operating a large scale database.
This session is sponsored by Amazon
28th February to 1st March 2012