By Robin Schumacher | January 23, 2012
With a long and brutal background of setting up Oracle RAC clusters and various other MPP database systems, I was enormously pleased with how easy it is to set up and monitor a multi-node Apache Cassandra cluster.
If you haven’t begun using Apache Cassandra yet and you wanted a little handholding to help get you started, you’re in luck.
We really need your help to understand the industry/type of company for which you’re developing Cassandra applications. If you’d take just a couple seconds and vote in our latest poll (lower right corner), we’d greatly appreciate it!
Some people involved in building modern data-driven apps are already deeply immersed in Big Data and on the hunt to find technologies that can easily enable what they want to do.
Back in November, I wrote about the projections of some of the industry analyst firms and how they are all in agreement that Big Data technologies will be one of the dominating software players in 2012.
We’re excited to see Linux.com choose Apache Cassandra as one of its top 10 open source projects for 2011. Joe Brockmeier lists Cassandra’s familiar enterprise characteristics (scalable, fault-tolerant, easy data distribution) as the reason why Cassandra is experiencing such strong momentum and user adoption, which is something we also see here at DataStax.
We’re please to announce the following updates are now available for download:
• Apache Cassandra 1.0.5
• DataStax Community Server 1.0.5
• DataStax Enterprise Server 1.0.1
All fixes/updates from the initial 1.0 releases of the above software can be found in the CHANGES.txt file that is in the base install directory.
A recent study by IT industry analyst group IDC estimates that cloud computing accounts for less than 2 percent of IT spending today, but by 2015, nearly 20 percent of all information will be “touched” (stored or processed) in a cloud.
Just a quick note to let you know that DataStax Enterprise and Community Editions (including OpsCenter) now support Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and CentOS 6, and are ready for download now.