What you'll learn

Level: Beginner

Yugabyte Cassandra Query Language (YCQL) is a  semi-relational SQL API that is a best fit for Online Transactional Processing (OLTP) and Hybrid Transactional and Analytics Processing (HTAP) applications that require massive data ingest and blazing-fast queries. As a language rooted in Cassandra Query Language, YCQL supports strongly consistent secondary indexes, a native JSON column type, and distributed transaction. In this virtual training, you'll discover how YCQL supports both Data Definition Language (DDL)  and Data Manipulation Language (DML). Topics include keyspace and table creation, data manipulation, queries, and data types. With your instructor as your guide, you'll dive into hands-on labs that show you how to create a Yugabyte Cloud free tier cluster,  connect to your cluster using Yugabyte Cloud Shell and other tools, create a keyspace and tables, load data, and process queries.

Prerequisites

Wanted: Administrator, Developers, Architects, and Business Users

Basic knowledge of structured and semi-structured data and database concepts is helpful, but is not required. In this course, you'll be introduced to Yugabyte Cassandra Query Language (YCQL)and will have an opportunity to complete hands-on labs in Yugabyte Cloud shell and other tools. You'll create a keyspace with tables, load data, and execute queries using YCQL.

Checklist

What you'll need

  • Operating System:
    macOS 10.12+, Ubuntu 16.04+, or Windows

  • Chromium web browser:
    Safari, Chrome, Opera, or Microsoft Edge

  • Third party tools:
    DBeaver, Visual Studio Code, or ycqlsh

  • Yugabyte Cloud free cluster

  • YugabyteDB public slack account

Course agenda

Duration: 90 minutes

  1. 01
    • Welcome!

    • Zoom Meeting

    • Zoom Recording

  2. 02
    • Introduction to YCQL

    • YugabyteDB Installation and Setup for YCQL

    • Data Definition Language: Keyspaces and Tables

    • Data Definition Language: Primary Key

    • Data Manipulation Language

    • Queries

    • Data Types

  3. 03
    • What's next?

    • Pass the exam

    • Proof of completion

Proof of completion

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Proof of Completion

FAQs

The answers you seek

  • What is the cost?

    YugabyteDB University courses are FREE, so enroll today!

  • For this course, do I need to purchases a YugabyteDB software license?

    You do not need to purchase a YugabyteDB software license for this course. YugabyteDB is open source software.

    You can sign up for Yugabyte Cloud Free cluster without a credit card or payment method.

  • Do I need to sign up for a Yugabyte Cloud Free cluster?

    Yes!

    Most of our courses require a YugabyteDB cluster, so an on-demand Yugabyte Cloud cluster is a great option.

  • Sometimes I get stuck. How can I get help?

    If you get stuck, help is a literally a click away. In the Course Player header bar, select Discussions and post a question, concern, or even suggestion.

    We also have a #training channel on YugabyteDB Public Slack.

  • What do I receive for completing this course?

    A big THANK YOU from the team at Yugabyte University!

    More importantly, you will receive a course completion email and completion page, both of which include a link to take the course exam, if applicable. When you pass the course exam, you will receive a digital certificate of course completion.

  • Will I be able to review this course?

    Yes! We highly value your feedback and suggestions. Your review and rating helps pay it forward for our future students.

  • Will you email me a calendar invite and reminder?

    After you enroll, you will receive a calendar invitation. You will also receive an email reminding you to attend this virtual training.

  • Where are the Zoom webinar details?

    You will find the Zoom webinar details in the Course Player, in Welcome --> Zoom Details. In the table of contents, select this lesson and then select Start Zoom. That's it.