Michael Jenkins is a graduate of Iowa State University with BS and MS degrees in Computer Engineering. For more than 20 years, he has worked with a variety of technologies including integrated circuit design and infrastructure automation. Recently, Michael has worked to automate operations for high-traffic websites for the media and entertainment industry. Michael holds several technical certifications including AWS Certified Solutions Architect and AWS Certified Developer Associate. He’s also v... moreersed in Google Cloud Platform and MicroSort Azure. Michael is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity and lives in the Los Angeles metro area. He pairs his love of technology with a passion for journalism by authoring technical content. He has presented at conferences in North America and Europe and published several online courses on cloud technologies including continuous integration tools, web servers, and code repositories.
You’ll use the Azure portal to create a Cosmos DB account that exposes the Cassandra API.
Configure Cloud Shell to Connect to the Cassandra Database
You will open a a Bash terminal using Cloud Shell. Your goal is to configure the environment so that the Python scripts can connect to the Cassandra database that you just created.
Create a Cassandra Keyspace and Tables
You’ll use the provided Python scripts to create a keyspace and three tables in the database. You’ll use another script to generate sample data, and will write it to the database. Then you’ll run queries in the portal to test everything out.
Running Queries with Python Scripts
You’ll use the provided Python scripts to connect to the database, and will run queries using the different primary keys.
Provided environment for hands-on practice
We will provide the credentials and environment necessary for you to practice right within your browser.
Follow along with the author’s guided walkthrough and build something new in your provided environment!
Did you know?
On average, you retain 75% more of your learning if you get time for practice.