Wednesday, April 29, 2015

I am a reviewer on "Real-time Analytics with Storm and Cassandra"

  • Create your own data processing topology and implement it in various real-time scenarios using Storm and Cassandra
  • Build highly available and linearly scalable applications using Storm and Cassandra that will process voluminous data at lightning speed
  • A pragmatic and example-oriented guide to implement various applications built with Storm and Cassandra

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Big Data Cartoon - In the Big Small world

Working with Big Data, you are also working across the globe. As Sujee Maniyam puts it in his presentation on Launching your career in Big Data: "If you think of a nine-to-five job - forget it!" You are working with multiple teams at all hours. The reward, in the words of Shakespeare

Why, then the world's mine oyster.

Many people quote this, but in the play it's better. Falstaff fires Pistol, his servant, and refuses to lend him money. Pistol decides to fend for himself. Fastaff is being witty, at his own expense: Pistol will betray him.

I will not lend thee a penny.
Why, then the world's mine oyster.
Which I with sword will open.
Not a penny. I have been content, sir, you should
lay my countenance to pawn...

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

I am a reviewer on "Learning Apache Cassandra"

I am a reviewer on the new Packt Cassandra book.

What You Will Learn

  • Install Cassandra and create your first keyspace
  • Choose the right table structure for the task at hand in a variety of scenarios
  • Use range slice queries for efficient data access
  • Effortlessly handle concurrent updates with collection columns
  • Ensure data integrity with lightweight transactions and logged batches
  • Understand eventual consistency and use the right consistency level for your situation
  • Implement best practices for data modeling and access