Show as: Mobile

Working With Cassandra

Trivera Technologies LLC
Training overview
Professional Course
3 days
From 1,895 USD
Start dates
1,895 USD

1,895 USD

1,895 USD

1,895 USD

Course description

Working With Cassandra

The Cassandra (C*) database is a massively scalable NoSQL database that provides high availability and fault tolerance, as well as linear scalability when adding new nodes to a cluster. It has many powerful capabilities, such as tunable and eventual consistency, that allow it to meet the needs of modern applications, but also introduce a new paradigm for data modeling that many organizations do not have the expertise to use it in the most efficient manner.

This course provides an in-depth introduction to using Cassandra and creating good data models with Cassandra. It is technical and comprehensive, with a focus on the practical aspects of working with C*. It introduces all the important concepts needed to understand Cassandra, including enough coverage of internal architecture to make good decisions. It is hands-on, with labs that provide experience in all the important areas. It covers CQL (Cassandra Query Language) in depth, as well as covering the Java API for writing Cassandra clients.

After taking this course, you will have learned what you need to productively work with Cassandra as well as guidelines for using it in an optimal manner. You'll also understand some of the "anti-patterns" that lead to non-optimal C* data models. You'll be familiar with CQL and with the Java client library and be ready to work on production systems involving Cassandra.

Who should attend?

This in an intermediate-level course is geared for experienced Java developers seeking to be proficient in Apache Cassandra. Attendees should be experienced developers who are comfortable with Java, and have reasonable experience working with databases. Students should also be able to navigate Linux command line, and who have basic knowledge of Linux editors (such as VI / nano) for editing code.

Training content

Session 1: Cassandra Overview

  • Why We Need Cassandra
  • High level Cassandra Overview
  • Cassandra Features
  • Basic Cassandra Installation and Configuration

Session 2: Cassandra Architecture and CQL Overview

  • Cassandra Architecture Overview
  • Cassandra Clusters and Rings
  • Data Replication in Cassandra
  • Cassandra Consistency / Eventual Consistency
  • Introduction to CQL
  • Defining Tables with a Single Primary Key
  • Using cqlsh for Interactive Querying
  • Selecting and Inserting/Upserting Data with CQL
  • Data Replication and Distribution
  • Basic Data Types (including uuid, timeuuid)

Session 3: Data Modeling and CQL Core Concepts

  • Defining a Compound Primary Key
  • CQL for Compound Primary Keys
  • Partition Keys and Data Distribution
  • Clustering Columns
  • Overview of Internal Data Organization
  • Additional Querying Capabilities
  • Result Ordering - ORDER BY and CLUSTERING ORDER BY
  • UPDATE and DELETE Queries
  • Result Filtering, ALLOW FILTERING
  • Batch Queries
  • Data Modeling Guidelines
  • Denormalization
  • Data Modeling Workflow
  • Data Modeling Principles
  • Primary Key Considerations
  • Composite Partition Keys
  • Defining with CQL
  • Data Distribution with Composite Partition Key
  • Overview of Internal Data Organization

Session 4: Additional CQL Capabilities

  • Indexing
  • Primary/Partition Keys and Pagination with token()
  • Secondary Indexes and Usage Guidelines
  • Cassandra Counters
  • Counter Structure and Definition
  • Using Counters
  • Counter Limitations
  • Cassandra collections
  • Collection Structure and Uses
  • Defining Collections (set, list, and map)
  • Querying Collections (Including Insert, Update, Delete)
  • Limitations
  • Overview of Internal Storage Organization
  • Static Column: Overview and Usage
  • Static Column Guidelines
  • Materialized View: Overview and Usage
  • Materialized View Guidelines

Session 5: Data Consistency In Cassandra

  • Overview of Consistency in Cassandra
  • CAP Theorem
  • Eventual (Tunable) Consistency in C* - ONE, QUORUM, ALL
  • Choosing CL ONE
  • Choosing CL QUORUM
  • Achieving Immediate Consistency
  • Using other Consistency Levels
  • Internal Repair Mechanisms (Read Repair, Hinted Handoff)

Session 6: Lightweight Transactions (LWT)/ Compare and Set (CAS)

  • Overview of Lightweight Transactions
  • Using LWT, the [applied] Column
  • IF EXISTS, IF NOT EXISTS, Other IF conditions
  • Basic CAS Internals
  • Overhead and Guidelines

Session 7: Practical Considerations

  • Dealing with Write Failure
  • Unavailable Nodes and Node Failure
  • Requirements for Write Operations
  • Key and Row Caches
  • Cache Overview
  • Usage Guidelines
  • Multi-Data Center Support
  • Overview
  • Replication Factor Configuration
  • Additional Consistency Levels - LOCAL/EACH QUORUM
  • Deletes
  • CQL for Deletion
  • Tombstones
  • Usage Guidelines

Session 8: The Java Client API

  • API Overview
  • Introduction
  • Architecture and Features
  • Connecting to a Cluster
  • Cluster and Cluster.Builder
  • Contact Points, Connecting to a Cluster
  • Session Overview and API
  • Working with Sessions
  • The Query API
  • Overview
  • Dynamic Queries, Statement, SimpleStatement
  • Processing Query Results, ResultSet, Row
  • PreparedStatement, BoundStatement
  • Binding Values and Querying with PreparedStatements
  • CQL to Java Type Mapping
  • Working with UUIDs
  • Working with Time/Date Values
  • Working with Batches of SimpleStatement and PreparedStatement
  • Dynamic Queries and QueryBuilder
  • QueryBuilder Overview and API
  • Building SELECT, DELETE, INSERT, and UPDATE Queries
  • Creating WHERE Clauses
  • Other Query Examples
  • Configuring Query Behavior
  • Setting LIMIT and TTL
  • Working with Consistency
  • Using LWT
  • Working with Driver Policies
  • Load Balancing Policies - RoundRobinPolicy, DCAwareRoundRobinPolicy
  • Retry Policies - DefaultRetryPolicy, DowngradingConsistencyRetryPolicy, Other Policies
  • Reconnection Policies
  • Asynchronous Querying Overview
  • Synchronous vs. Asynchronous Querying
  • Executing Asynchronous Queries
  • java.util.concurrent.Future
  • Cassandra ResultSetFuture


  • Price: $1,995.00
  • Discounted Price: $1,296.75

Why choose Trivera Technologies LLC?

Over 25 years of technology training expertise.

Robust portfolio of over 1,000 leading edge technology courses.

Guaranteed to run courses and flexible learning options.

About Trivera Technologies LLC

Trivera Technologies

Trivera Technologies is a IT education services & courseware firm that offers a range of wide professional technical education services including: end to end IT training development and delivery, skills-based mentoring programs,new hire training and re-skilling services, courseware licensing and...

Read more and show all training delivered by this supplier

Contact this provider

Fill out your details to find out more about Working With Cassandra.

  Contact the provider

  Get more information

  Register your interest

Contact info

Trivera Technologies LLC

7862 West Irlo Bronson Highway
STE 626
Kissimmee FL 34747

 Show phone number

Contact provider

Have a question about this course? Fill out this form and the provider will get in touch with you shortly

Training reviews

No reviews available

Need help with your search? offers a free consultancy service to help compare training for you and your team

Request a free quote

Request a free training quote

You may also like...