On Fri, Mar 12, 2010 at 1:55 PM, Krishna Sankar <ksanka...@gmail.com> wrote: > I was looking at this from CASSANDRA-873 as well as hands-on homework (!) > for my OSCON tutorial. Have couple of questions. Would appreciate insights: > > A) Cassandra-873 suggests Luenandra as one demo application > B) Are there other ideas that will bring out the various aspects of > Cassandra ?
multi-user blog (single-user is too easy :) - extra credit: with full-text search using lucandra discussion forum - also w/ FTS > C) What would be the goal of demo apps ? Tutorial to help folks learn the > ins and outs of Cassandra ? Show case capabilities ? I think Cassandra-873 > belongs to the latter; Twissandra most probably belongs to the former. I think you nailed it. > D) Hadoop on Cassandra might be a good demo/tutorial Sure, I'll buy that. I can't think of any standalone projects for that, but "compute a twissandra tag cloud" would be pretty cool. (Might need to write a twissandra bot to load stuff in to make an interesting cloud. :) > E) How would one structure the infrastructure for the demo/tutorials ? What > assumptions can we make in creating them ? As AMIs to be run in EC2 ? I'd probably go with "virtualbox images" as being simpler for people who don't have an AWS key already. (VB can read vmware player images, i think. But there is no free vmware for OS X, so you'd want to check that before going w/ vmware format.) Or just have people d/l cassandra and a configuration xml. Probably easier than teaching people to use virtualbox who haven't before. > Also > to be run on 2-3 local machines for folks who can spare some ? Or as > multiple processes - all in one machine ? You're not going to have time to teach cluster management. Keep it to 1.