Cassandra Reaper 1.3 was released a few weeks ago, and it’s time to cover its highlights.

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If you’re a frequent reader of our blog, you may have noticed we’ve been spending a lot of time looking at performance tuning. We’ve looked at tuning Compression, Garbage Collection, and how you can use Flame Graphs to better understand Cassandra’s internals. To do any sort of reasonable performance tuning you need to be able to apply workloads to test clusters. With Cassandra, that means either writing a custom tool to mimic your data model or using Cassandra stress to try to put load on a cluster.

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The Last Pickle (TLP) intends to hire a team member in the United States to work directly with customers. You will be part of the TLP tech team, delivering high quality consulting services including expert advice, documentation and run books, diagnostics and troubleshooting, and proof-of-concept code.

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Welcome to the next part of the cstar post series. The previous post introduced cstar and showed how it can run simple shell commands using various execution strategies. In this post, we will teach you how to build more complex custom commands.

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