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From John Grogan <>
Subject Re: Migrating from mySQL to Cassandra
Date Mon, 04 Mar 2013 12:05:29 GMT
Thanks Steven - I will take a look.

On 4 Mar 2013, at 11:41, Steven Siebert wrote:

> Since your just starting out and it seems like you want to get past the admin hurdles
and start coding, may I suggest you use to get your local test
environment setup.
> Setting up a production Cassandra cluster takes a fair amount of planning (before) and
tuning (during/after) in my experience.  Both need to be done once you decide Cassandra is
"right" for your data....ccm is nice in that you don't need to invest a lot in Cassandra to
figure that out :-)
> Hope this helps,
> S
> On Mar 4, 2013 6:08 AM, "John Grogan" <> wrote:
> Tyler,
> A quick question for you - I am completely new to noSQL databases and the architecture
of Cassandra. So, I'm still way down the learning curve.
> I downloaded and installed the OpsCenter last night, but I first need to configure it.
I want to install 2 nodes on my laptop and then start building some code around it to move
my DB from mySQL. I've had a look at the DataStax website for some info on the very basics
- setting up nodes, configuration etc, but couldn't see anything. Is there anything there
that you can point me at? Or alternatively, any other sites that provide a good overview with
> I see that Jonathan Ellis is in London Wednesday at the Cassandra group's talk so will
try to drop by and say hello.
> Best,
> John.
> On 3 Mar 2013, at 17:06, Tyler Hobbs wrote:
>> On Sun, Mar 3, 2013 at 5:06 AM, John Grogan <> wrote:
>> However, the crux is figuring out an easy way to import the data into Cassandra.
Does anyone have any thoughts they can share?
>> If you don't have a very large dataset and you're not pressed for time, just iterating
over your existing data with a normal mysql client and inserting into Cassandra with a normal
Cassandra client is the easiest option.  Using multiple threads or processes can make this
pretty quick.
>> For larger datasets, loading through a map/reduce job is typical.
>> In addition, are there any GUI tools like phpmyAdmin for Cassandra?
>> There's DataStax OpsCenter, which has a free Community Edition:
>> (Disclosure: I work at DataStax.)
>> -- 
>> Tyler Hobbs
>> DataStax

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