Cassandra is a superb platform for building scalable real-time analytics applications. And the highest value applications will be those that put simple visualizations of critical KPIs in the hands of business users.
But there's a tension between your development team crafting complex, denormalized data models in CQL and your business users constantly evolving their understanding of the data and their analytic needs.
Acunu Analytics helps to resolve that gap by using Cassandra to continuously maintain OLAP cubes that support instant, SQL-like queries and offering those up through a BI dashboarding tool.
In this talk, I'm going to explore these concepts, and dig into how we've automated the process of going from a stream of JSON events to a live dashboard of the indicators business users need.