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Putting some structure in the storage engine

By Sylvain Lebresne - December 9, 2015

One of the change made in Apache Cassandra 3.0 is a relatively important refactor of the storage engine. I say refactor because the basics have not changed: data is still inserted in a memtable which get flushed over time to a sstable with compaction baby-sitting the set of sstables on disk, and reads uses both memtable and sstables to retrieve results.

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Oracle and the NoSQL Effect

By Robin Schumacher - June 19, 2015

Oracle’s recent fiscal Q4 miss, which boiled down to an eight percent license revenue shortfall was, “the largest we’ve seen in memory and is surprising,” said Citigroup’s Walter Pritchard.

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Correction to Recent End Point Benchmark

By Robin Schumacher - May 29, 2015

About a month ago, End Point published a NoSQL database benchmark between Cassandra, MongoDB, HBase, and Couchbase. As we reviewed the configuration details, we discovered two errors had been made in configuring Cassandra and HBase.

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