What is Cassandra


Cassandra is an open source distributed database management system and an Apache Software Foundation project having Apache License (version 2.0).

It is designed to handle enormous amounts of data spread out across many commodity servers in traditional environment or in Cloud environment while providing a highly available service with no single point of failure. It is a NoSQL solution that was developed by Facebook and now used by companies that have large, active data sets such as eBay, Twitter, Reddit, Cisco, OpenX, Digg etc.

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Data Model in Cassandra

 

Features

  • Scalability
  • Fault-tolerant
  • MapReduce support
  • Decentralized
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