The first two minor releases after Cassandra 2.0.0 contained many bug fixes, but also some new features and enhancements.
Rapid read protection allows Cassandra to tolerate node failure without dropping a single request.
The 2013 Cassandra Summit Europe is in just over two weeks!
Background When discussing the tradeoffs between availability and consistency, we say that a distributed system exhibits strong consistency when a reader will always see the most recently written value.
I recently posted my favorite slide decks from the 2013 Cassandra Summit.
These are my favorite slide decks from the 2013 Cassandra Summit.