The Apache Cassandra database is a leading column-oriented NoSQL database and is a good choice when you need scalability and high availability without compromising performance.
To take full advantage of Cassandra in a cluster, you need to know a bit about Cassandra's architecture and a lot about how to approach both application code and environmental configuration. This presentation takes a deep dive approach and discusses some very important performance tuning tips for Apache Cassandra.
Length: 24 minutes.
For high-level overview of Apache Cassandra and other Apache Hadoop related technologies, check out following two-part series on DZone:
Part 1 https://dzone.com/articles/techtalk-apache-hadoop-and-related-technologies-fo
Part 2 https://dzone.com/articles/the-hadoop-ecosystem-in-30-minutes-part-2