Tune your kernel, JVM, to maximize the performance using Packt’s new book and eBook

December 2013 | Open Source, Web Development

Packt is pleased to announce the release of its new book Learning Cassandra for Administrators, by Vijay Parthasarathy. This practical, hands-on guide, introduces the reader to the basics of Cassandra, and moves on to more advanced topics such as how to install and use the software. The book has 120 pages and is competitively priced at $29.99, while the eBook and Kindle versions are available for $15.29.

About the Author:
Vijay Parthasarathy is an Apache Cassandra Committer who has helped multiple companies use Cassandra successfully, and was instrumental in Netflix's move into Cassandra. Vijay has many years of experience in software engineering and managing large project teams. He has also successfully architected, designed, and developed multiple large-scale distributed computing systems, distributed databases, and highly concurrent systems.

Apache Cassandra is an open source distributed database management system designed to handle large amounts of data across many commodity servers, providing high availability with no single point of failure. Cassandra offers robust support for clusters spanning multiple datacenters,with asynchronous masterless replication allowing low latency operations for all clients.

Learning Cassandra for Administrators will help administrators understand the system better by understanding various components in Cassandra’s architecture, and hence be more productive in operating the cluster. This book discusses use cases and problems, anti-patterns, and potential practical solutions as opposed to raw techniques.

The book explains how to configure Hadoop, vnodes, multi-DC clusters, enabling trace, enabling various security features, and querying data from Cassandra. Also,the reader will learn about kernel and JVM tuning parameters that can be adjusted to get the maximum use out of system resources.

Learning Cassandra for Administrators covers the following topics:
Chapter 1: Basic Concepts and Architecture
Chapter 2: Installing Cassandra
Chapter 3: Inserting Data and Manipulating Data
Chapter 4: Administration and Large Deployments
Chapter 5: Performance Tuning
Chapter 6: Analytics
Chapter 7: Security and Troubleshooting

About Packt:
Packt is one of the most prolific and fast-growing tech book publishers in the world. Originally focused on open source software, Packt books focuses on practicality, recognising that readers are ultimately concerned with getting the job done. Packt’s digitally-focused business model allows to publish up-to-date books in very specific areas.


Learning Cassandra for Administrators
Covers CAP tradeoffs, physical/hardware limitations, and helps you understand the magic

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