Datastax: Data Modelling in Apache Cassandra

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Five Steps To An Awesome Data Model

How to Realize a High-Quality Data Model for Your Cassandra Application

The first and most important step to building a successful, scalable application is getting the data model right.

While Cassandra is powerful and easy to use, having a well-designed data model is essential to meeting application performance and scalability goals.

In this paper, aimed at technical people experienced with relational databases, we discuss five useful steps to realizing a high-quality data model for your Cassandra application.

You'll get a detailed, straightforward, five-step approach to creating the right data model right out of the gate—from mapping workflows, to practicing query-first design thinking, to using Cassandra data types effectively.