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Good morning, Manhattan

By Jonathan Ellis - April 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Twitter took the wraps off their new Manhattan NoSQL database this morning.  The design goals are very similar to Cassandra’s, but tailored for Twitter’s workloads and needs.  

Consistency and availability: having your cake and eating it, with Cassandra

By Jonathan Ellis - April 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Today’s applications need to look beyond relational Modern applications are far more demanding than their grandparents in the 90s.  Whether it’s Netflix delivering shows to you every night, or Outbrain providing contextual story placement every time you read a news article online, or OpenWave delivering five nines for your email and SMS, modern business is always on, and downtime is unacceptable.