Showing posts from June, 2012

How to Pick Best Stocks in Share Market

When thinking about investments, 3 things come to my mind, in Sri Lankan context. Buy real state in a suburb or a town that is fast growingPut in a Fixed Deposit in a bankInvest in the stock market As the current FD rates are in declining phase, it did not really come as a good option to me at the moment of writing this. Hence I thought to investigate a bit on investing in the share market as it doesn't really need a larger amount of money as to by a property as in option 1.
Below is an insightful speech by the richest person in Sri Lanka, who is known as a business magnate, 'Mr. Dhammika Perera', explaining how he started with share market (while the overall speech highlights many important facts, he specifically talks about share market from 6minutes and 26 seconds. Speech is in Sinhalese).

One thing he said, captured me that do not enter a business if you do not know about it. He also emphasized that it's the knowledge we should seek, not money, which surprised me t…

Bulk-Loading Data to Cassandra with sstable or JMX

The 'sstableloader' introduced from Apache Cassandra 0.8.1 onwards, provides a powerful way to load huge volumes of data into a Cassandra cluster. If you are moving from a cloud cluster to a dedicated cluster or vice-versa or  from a different database to Cassandra you will be interested in this tool. As shown below in whatever case if you can generate the 'sstable' from the data to be loaded into Cassandra, you can load it in bulk to the cluster using 'sstableloader'. I have tried it in version 1.1.2 here.

With this post I ll share my experience where I created sstables from a .csv file and loaded to a Cassandra instance running on same machine, which acts as the cluster here. sstable generationBulk loading Cassandra using sstableloaderUsing JMX 'sstable' generation To generate 'SSTableSimpleUnsortedWriter' the 'cassandra.yaml' file should be present in the class path. In Intellij Idea you can do it in Run-->Edit Config…

Running Cassandra in a Multi-node Cluster

This post gathers the steps I followed in setting up an Apache Cassandra cluster in multi-node. I have referred Cassandra wiki and Datastax documentation in setting up my cluster. The following procedure is expressed in details, sharing my experience in setting up the cluster. Setting up first nodeAdding other nodesMonitoring the cluster - nodetool, jConsole, Cassandra GUI
I used Cassandra 1.1.0 and Cassandra GUI - cassandra-gui-0.8.0-beta1 version(As older release had problems in showing data) in Ubuntu OS.
Setting up first node Open cassandra.yaml which is in 'apache-cassandra-1.1.0/conf'. Change listen_address: localhost -->  listen_address: <node IP address>          rpc_address: localhost -->  rpc_address: <node IP address> - seeds: "" --> - seeds: "node IP address" The listen address defines where the other nodes in the cluster should connect. So in a multi-node cluster it should to changed to it's identical address …