This tutorial series is on Apache Cassandra and aims to take novices from no knowledge of distributed databases to be able to deploy and use an Apache Cassandra cluster effectively. Apache Cassandra is one of the worlds most popular and highly performant distributed databases. It is often ranked as one of the most desirable skills in the tech industry and can command very high salaries and prestige. In this video we will introduce Apache Cassandra, discuss the benefits of the technology, talk about why someone would want to learn about it and also give a brief introduction to wide column databases.
Link to MIT video on column oriented databases: