Thursday, July 18, 2013

Get up and Running with Cassandra on Google Compute Engine

Recently, Eric Johnson released a guide to setting up a Cassandra cluster on Google Compute Engine. Cassandra is a NoSQL database that is designed around distributed principles. By distributing data across multiple nodes, your cluster becomes resilient to individual node failure, and scaling up your cluster is as trivial as adding new nodes.

The guide walks you through creating your nodes (instances), setting up Java, and creating and configuring a firewall. Included in the guide are several scripts that make the configuration and setup easy to understand and execute. Once you are finished with your cluster, a simple call to a teardown script cleans up your project’s environment.

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