February 5th, 2016

Updates from the Cassandra Community:

Welcome to the first post of This Week in Cassandra!  Each week we’ll be covering the latest news in the world of Apache Cassandra.  We’ll look at new projects, blog posts, new and upcoming features, and events around the world.  We’ll also be providing additional commentary from members in the community.



News and Blog Posts:

• The Importance of Single Partition Operations in Cassandra, by DuyHai Doan.


• Astyanax – Retiring an old friend, by Christos Kalantzis:


• A simple/safe multithreaded program to count the rows of your Cassandra Tables, a project by Brian Hess:


• Async Python and Cassandra with Gevent, by Jon Haddad:


• New Token Algorithm in Cassandra 3.0, by Branimir Lambov


• Logging The Generated CQL from the Spark Cassandra Connector, by Ryan Svihla



Upcoming Events:

• 2/8/2016 (Santa Clara, CA) – Meet the Experts C* Meetup: http://bit.ly/1PWOFxm

• 2/8/2016 (Stockholm, SE) – JFokus Developer Conference: http://bit.ly/1KsqnsQ

• 2/10/2016 (Stockholm, SE) –  Scaling Cassandra & Building Java Applications  C* Meetup: http://bit.ly/20J6zFz

• 2/10/2016 (Bogota, CO)  – Bogota C* Meetup: http://bit.ly/1X5ZJb5

• 2/12/2016 (Toronto, CA) – Building smart bots with analytics, machine learning, Spark & Cassandra Meetup: http://bit.ly/1PWOYsf


Interesting Job Opportunities:


JIRA Updates

• https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CASSANDRA-11067 – SASI improvements, a new secondary index format that offers wildcard searching and basic tokenization.

https://github.com/datastax/spark-cassandra-connector  – Improvement to the Spark Cassandra Connect to support materialized views, a 3.0 feature.  


As time goes on we’ll be improving the format of this weekly digest.  Please tweet your projects, job postings, blog posts, and meetups to @PlanetCassandra to get them listed in next week’s edition!