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Cassandra + Astra DB (contrib)

Description

The [Cassandra / Astra DB] online store provides support for materializing feature values into an Apache Cassandra / Astra DB database for online features.
  • The whole project is contained within a Cassandra keyspace
  • Each feature view is mapped one-to-one to a specific Cassandra table
  • This implementation inherits all strengths of Cassandra such as high availability, fault-tolerance, and data distribution

Getting started

In order to use this online store, you'll need to run pip install 'feast[cassandra]'. You can then get started with the command feast init REPO_NAME -t cassandra.

Example (Cassandra)

feature_store.yaml
project: my_feature_repo
registry: data/registry.db
provider: local
online_store:
type: cassandra
hosts:
- 192.168.1.1
- 192.168.1.2
- 192.168.1.3
keyspace: KeyspaceName
port: 9042 # optional
username: user # optional
password: secret # optional
protocol_version: 5 # optional
load_balancing: # optional
local_dc: 'datacenter1' # optional
load_balancing_policy: 'TokenAwarePolicy(DCAwareRoundRobinPolicy)' # optional

Example (Astra DB)

feature_store.yaml
project: my_feature_repo
registry: data/registry.db
provider: local
online_store:
type: cassandra
secure_bundle_path: /path/to/secure/bundle.zip
keyspace: KeyspaceName
username: Client_ID
password: Client_Secret
protocol_version: 4 # optional
load_balancing: # optional
local_dc: 'eu-central-1' # optional
load_balancing_policy: 'TokenAwarePolicy(DCAwareRoundRobinPolicy)' # optional
The full set of configuration options is available in CassandraOnlineStoreConfig. For a full explanation of configuration options please look at file sdk/python/feast/infra/online_stores/contrib/cassandra_online_store/README.md.
Storage specifications can be found at docs/specs/online_store_format.md.

Functionality Matrix

The set of functionality supported by online stores is described in detail here. Below is a matrix indicating which functionality is supported by the Cassandra online store.
Text
Cassandra
write feature values to the online store
yes
read feature values from the online store
yes
update infrastructure (e.g. tables) in the online store
yes
teardown infrastructure (e.g. tables) in the online store
yes
generate a plan of infrastructure changes
yes
support for on-demand transforms
yes
readable by Python SDK
yes
readable by Java
no
readable by Go
no
support for entityless feature views
yes
support for concurrent writing to the same key
no
support for ttl (time to live) at retrieval
no
support for deleting expired data
no
collocated by feature view
yes
collocated by feature service
no
collocated by entity key
no
To compare this set of functionality against other online stores, please see the full functionality matrix.
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