Did you know almost every feature of the Spark Cassandra connector can be accessed without even a single Monad! In this talk I’ll demonstrate how you can take advantage of Spark on Cassandra using only the SQL you already know! Learn how to register tables, ETL data, and analyze query plans all from the comfort of your very own JDBC Client. Find out how you can access Cassandra with ease from the BI tool of your choice and take your analysis to the next level. Discover the tricks of debugging and analyzing predicate pushdowns using the Spark SQL Thrift Server. Preview the latest developments of the Spark Cassandra Connector.