Cassandra is really cool stuff. Especially for time series. Even though you are new to NOSQL the transition is pretty fast once. But first of all you need to learn to unlearn what you know before about relational database.
You need to download it first from DataStax. You can find the step by step installation from here
A couple of things you need to keep in mind is this principle :
- Don’t model your data. Model your query.
- Don’t afraid of data duplication
- Denormalization is Good
You also need to be familiar with Brewer’s CAP theorm and BASE.
Ok. Enough talking. Now let’s get down to code.
Cassandra is cool, so we need to find the programming language that’s totally awesome to access it.
C# it is !!
You can easily find the Cassandra library from Nuget. It’s DataStax library too.
Can you imagine if you would try to execute that from loop ?
Anders Helsjberg would cry for that one.
What is so hard about changing that one into this one. Everyone will rejoice about that.
Also I think DataStax need to support Reactive Extensions for their library. Instead of enumerable row it should return Observable.
I saw the another library that support TPL, Async Await and Rx from Nuget.
You can found it’s github here. I will definitely check that out later.
Until then please spend your time to understand concept, data modeling and architecture in Cassandra. Please read the following books. It’s the latest book that I think will safe you some time when you have a trouble with Cassandra.
Have a great time with the pretty Cassandra.