Popular Technical — Cassandra Technical

Connecting to a Cassandra cluster using TLS/SSL

Monday 8th February 2016 by Justin Cameron

Overview Making connections to a Cassandra cluster that uses SSL can be a little tricker than usual, however properly securing your client connections with SSL is important, especially if you are connecting to your cluster via the Internet or an untrusted network. Pre-requisites Before we get started you’ll first need to install the Java Cryptography Extensions. […]

Popular Technical — Cassandra Technical — Spark

Multi data center Apache Spark and Apache Cassandra benchmark

Thursday 7th January 2016 by Christophe Schmitz

Goal The aim of this benchmark is to compare performances between a one-data-center setting, where Spark and Cassandra are collocated, versus a two-data-center setting where Spark is running on the second data center. The idea behind a two-data-center setting is to use the first data-center (DC1) to serve Cassandra reads/writes, while using the second data-center […]

Technical Technical — Cassandra

Monitoring Cassandra and IT infrastructure with Riemann

Monday 14th December 2015 by Christophe Schmitz

Introduction Efficient and effective monitoring of IT infrastructure is a common challenge faced by most modern organizations.  This is particularly relevant with Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) companies as they strive to provide the best possible front end user experience as possible, with the lowest or shortest downtime. At Instaclustr, we not only need to ensure that our […]