Apache Cassandra is an open source distributed database management system. It is designed to handle very large amounts of data spread out across many commodity servers while providing a highly available service with no single point of failure. It is a NoSQL solution.

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Small startup: Cassandra + Hadoop or ElasticSearch

To give some context, I am from a small start up (4 team members) and we work in the education space. We've developed an e-learning platform that several schools are already using. We currently have ...
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Keeping rows ordered by counter value

I'm storing linked words in a Cassandra v2 cluster and I'm having a hard time doing efficient reads. I'm trying to fetch the top X rows with the highest counter value. Cassandra doesn't store the ...
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Cassandra cluster on Windows Machine

I am new to Cassandra, and have been trying to create a cluster using DevOps. When I add a node , I get the following error: Error provisioning cluster: Unable to SSH to some of the hosts ...
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Allow filtering not working as expected

I'm having issues with getting ALLOW FILTERING to work. In our Cassandra 1.2 database, we have a table like this: CREATE TABLE some_table partition_key text, other_key text, non_key ...
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Cassandra: maintenance

I am inexperienced with Cassandra, but I have some experience with SQL-based relational databases. I have been unable to find best practices information about how to maintain Cassandra once deployed. ...
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Cassandra: unstructured document storage?

I'm fairly new to NoSQL, but fairly experienced with SQL-based relational databases. We are evaluating Cassandra for one of our applications. I've seen where Cassandra is claimed to be able to store ...
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How can I get nodetool without Cassandra

I have Cassandra pool across machines in LAN. I need nodetool on machine without Cassandra installed. How can I get it? Is the installing Cassandra and disabling db service is the best way?
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Cassendra schema design suggestion for chat archive

I have gone though this article and here is the schema I have got from it. This is helpful for my application for maintaining statuses of a user, but how can extend this to maintain one to one chat ...
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Upgrading Cassandra

my Cassandra version is 1.2.4 and i'm trying to upgrade it to 2.0.5 and i know that in the first part i have to upgrade it to 1.0.14 and after that try to upgrade it to the 2.0.5 , when I try to run ...
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Restoring Cassandra fails

I try to restore a Cassandra table from snapshot , but when i try to see the result the query give me a rpc_timeout so i tried to see the log files java.lang.RuntimeException: ...
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Cassandra with Hadoop

Cassandra uses Cassandra File System (CFS) and Hadoop uses Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) I'm already using Pig over HDFS and i would like to install Cassandra. Having additional servers for ...
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How to create multiple graphs with TitanDB (+Cassandra) in the same machine?

I'm experimenting with TitanDB (with Cassandra as storage) + Rexter. I've been reading the documentation during hours and trying to create multiple graph DBs on the same machine, but I didn't find ...
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Database software advice [closed]

I have this strange question. I'm building a service that stores information into one table. That table has 20 columns. My database will have many billion rows. Right now I'm using Cassandra, but it ...
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Is there any open source GUI tool to monitor cassandra? [closed]

I would like to monitor cassandra database as well as need to check the values in the database. Could any one suggest me best open source GUI tool ? Regards, Arun Raj.
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How does Apache Cassandra handle dynamic column set conflicts?

I know that each column in Apache Cassandra has a timestamp attached and that read conflicts for a single column is resolved deterministically by looking at timestamp or by comparing the value. Let's ...
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What is a good way to copy data from one Cassandra ColumnFamily to another on the same Keyspace (like SQL's INSERT INTO)?

Trying to find a way to easily transfer all the rows from a Cassandra ColumnFamily/Table to another. The COPY command, as I understand, is a good option. However, as it dumps all the data to .csv on ...
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Cassandra: Request did not complete within rpc_timeout

i was working with Cassandra 1.2.4 probably, after restoring some key-space when i tried to query in a key-space it gave me Request did not complete within rpc_timeout so i checked system.log & ...
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Cassandra - Query a column with collection type

I am pretty new to cassandra, so pardon me if this turns out to be a silly question. I have a table structure as below CREATE TABLE data_points ( id text PRIMARY KEY, created_at timestamp, ...
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How to organize fair cache in Cassandra Cluster for large number of customers using it?

Is there any recommendation of how to serve large number of customers with Cassandra? Imagine that all of them read rows (specific per customer) in Cassandra. If we have one big Column Family (CF) ...
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Cassandra multidatacenter configuration with 1 external ip

I'm trying to setup a multi-datacenter Cassandra cluster. The problem is that my datacenters have only 1 external IP (wan IP), I can setup port forwarding on the data centers switchs to access each ...
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Cassandra in multiple data center - EC2MultiRegionSnitch

I was reading article from : http://www.datastax.com/docs/1.0/cluster_architecture/replication#networktopologystrategy and I have a question about - EC2MultiRegionSnitch. I did not understand it well. ...
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Which database could handle storage of billions/trillions of records?

We are looking at developing a tool to capture and analyze netflow data, of which we gather tremendous amounts of. Each day we capture about ~1.4 billion flow records which would look like this in ...
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What are the practical limitations on a column family in Cassandra?

In Cassandra, it's not recommended to have more than a few thousand column families, let's say 2,000 for the sake of argument. In cases where more than 2,000 types of data need to be persisted, one ...
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Which database to use? [closed]

Hey there. I am looking for a free to use for commercial website database that should have these design features, in the given order: Auto-Sharding (getting more free space by adding more server ...
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Strugling with updating a cassandra row in FluentCassandra

I have this problem with using Fluent Cassandra in a test application. All I want to do is set the IsOnline field to true inside the SignIn method, but I keep getting the exception supercolumn ...
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Cassandra upgrade/repair issues in migration

I wanted to migrate part of the column families in a cluster to a new cluster. I made a snapshot of the source cluster and copied the data, made a new cluster with the same name, same number of nodes ...
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Which database system can break me free?

I am currently running a MySQL Database for logging and analyzing those logs. My current table schema looks like this: CREATE TABLE `mylogs` ( `transfer_id` BIGINT UNSIGNED NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT ...
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How can I generate Cassandra data model from a MySQL schema?

Is there a tool for generating a Cassandra model from a MySQL database?
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Cassandra cqlsh browser queries possible only in bytes

I am using Cassandra database through cqlsh client on Linux. I can make only queries with values given as bytes, but I would like to search with the client like in SQL where everything is Strings. ...
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Commercial database systems versus open source database systems [closed]

Can anyone tell me what are the reasons for buying a commercial database system and not using an open-source free version? The reason for my question is that: Commercial systems cost upwards of ...
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What is different bettween Cassandra NoSQL data model and SQL data model

can any one tell. cassandra data model and sql data model how we can define row and column with cassandra data model?
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What are the penalties of using many (thousands) of column families or keyspaces in Cassandra?

I am in the process of evaluating the best design for our Cassandra installation. There is not so much information out there on the Internet about using the first two levels of access that Cassandra ...
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Infrastructure for Highly Concurrent, High Write DB

My requirements are: 3000 Connections 70-85% Write vs Read Currently, we are maxing out a High-CPU, Extra Large Instance at 700 connections. All 8 cores are maxed. We think it's the number of ...
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Cassandra encryption at rest

I need to store some sensitive data in Cassandra and require it to be encrypted at rest. Is it likely Cassandra would function normally on top of a Linux encrypted file system (something like the open ...
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“phpMyAdmin” for Cassandra

Is there a tool like phpMyAdmin for RDBMS-MySQL for a Cassandra DB? I know that there is less "runtime" config possible (column families can not be edited at runtime etc.). Nevertheless, it would be ...