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Apache Cassandra database upgrade due this fall

By Andrew Llavore - August 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

The open source NoSQL database, which reached the 1.0 release stage last October, is now in use at companies including Disney, eBay, and Netflix, according to Jonathan Ellis, project chair for the Apache Cassandra project and CTO at DataStax, which offers commercial products and services based on Cassandra.

Because Hadoop isn’t perfect: 8 ways to replace HDFS

By Andrew Llavore - July 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

DataStax, a startup commercializing the Cassandra database, has fused Hadoop atop Cassandra to provide web applications fast access to data processed by Hadoop, and Hadoop fast access to data streaming into Cassandra from web users.

Cassandra 1.1 Released: What’s New

By Andrew Llavore - May 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

There are a lot of interesting new features and improvements in the newly released Cassandra 1.1 version to cover them all here, but here’s the gist of them…