An introduction to some of the basics of Apache Cassandra, followed by actually getting it up and running. This presentation will go over what Apache Cassandra is and how to get it up and running on your development machine. It will go over using the Cassandra Query Language (CQL) to create tables, write data to them, and then read it back out. After the basics it will go into using the python-driver to actually write some code which uses the database.
Jeremiah Jordan is a Senior Software Engineer and the Technical Lead for the Support Team at DataStax. After getting a Masters in Computer Engineering from GA Tech in 2002, he started out his career in the defense industry writing embedded code for sonar systems and and fighter jets. In 2010 he moved to Chicago and got into this whole “Big Data” thing at Morningstar Inc. After architecting and developing software on top of Apache Cassandra for 2 years, he went to work for DataStax on their Support Team. He currently spends his days helping DataStax customers solve any problems they encounter.