3 Useful Apache Cassandra Tools Pt. 4

Apache Cassandra is a free and open-source NoSQL database management system that is designed to handle large amounts of data with no single point of failure. In this post, I’m going to highlight 3 different tools that make life easier when using Apache Cassandra.

The first tool that we are going to talk about is called Helonos. It is a free web-based environment that simplifies data exploring & schema management when using Apache Cassandra. Its main features include:

  • Exploring schema
  • Viewing properties of keyspaces and column families
  • Add / remove / truncate column family
  • Add / Drop keyspace
  • Data browsing via:
    • keyRange
    • predicate
  • Results pagination
  • CQL support
  • Authentication
  • Admin and read-only roles

Its current version is 1.5 but 1.6 is in the pipeline with several features on the wishlist. Follow this link if you wish to see a preview of the tool in action.

The second tool that we are going to talk about is called tip-cluster. It is a provisioning tool designed to benchmark and test Apache Cassandra. It assists with builds and starting instances on AWS. It mains features include:

  • Initializing Clusters
  • Launching Instances
  • Installing Cassandra

The last tool we’re are going to talk about is called Datadog. It’s an open-source, software that lets you collect and report metrics from your hosts so that you can view and monitor them in Datadog. It’s main features include:

  • Seamlessly aggregates metrics and events across the full DevOps stack.
  • Monitor, troubleshoot, and optimize application performance.
  • Quickly search, filter, and analyze your logs for troubleshooting and open-ended exploration of your data.
  • End-to-end user experience visibility in a single platform.
  • High-resolution metrics and events for manipulation and graphing.
  • Visibility across teams.
  • Notifies you of performance problems, whether they affect a single host or a massive cluster.
  • Full API access to bring observability to all your apps and infrastructure.

The best part about this tool is that it only takes 1 command to install!

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  1. 3 Useful Apache Cassandra Tools: Part 1
  2. 3 Useful Apache Cassandra Tools: Part 2
  3. 3 Useful Apache Cassandra Tools: Part 3
  4. 3 Useful Apache Cassandra Tools: Part 4
  5. 3 Useful Apache Cassandra Tools: Part 5

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