Since we created our hard fork of Spotify’s great repair tool, Reaper, we’ve been committed to make it the “de facto” community tool to manage repairing Apache Cassandra clusters.
This required Reaper to support all versions of Apache Cassandra (starting from 1.2) and some features it lacked like incremental repair.
Another thing we really wanted to bring in was to remove the dependency on a Postgres database to store Reaper data. As Apache Cassandra users, it felt natural to store these in our favorite database.

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Auto bootstrapping is a handy feature when it comes to growing an Apache Cassandra cluster. There are some unknowns about how this feature works which can lead to data inconsistencies in the cluster. In this post I will go through a bit about the history of the feature, the different knobs and levers available to operate it, and resolving some of the common issues that may arise.

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The Last Pickle (TLP) intends to hire a project manager in the US to work directly with customers in the US and around the world. You will be part of the TLP team, coordinating and managing delivery of high-quality consulting services including expert advice, documentation and run books, diagnostics and troubleshooting, and proof-of-concept code.

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This blog post describes how to monitor Apache Cassandra using the Intel Snap open source telemetry framework. The document also covers some introductory knowledge on how monitoring in Cassandra works. It will use Apache Cassandra 3.0.10 and the resulting monitoring metrics will be visualised using Grafana. Docker containers will be used for Intel Snap and Grafana.

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