It has been a few months since DateTieredCompactionStrategy made its way into Cassandra 2.0.11 and then into DataStax Enterprise 4.0.5.
The seamless integration between Cassandra and Solr that is provided by DataStax Enterprise (DSE) allows Cassandra columns to be automatically indexed by Solr through its secondary index API, as the picture below (click to enlarge) from DataStax Enterprise Documentation: Each insert or update of a Cassandra row triggers a new indexing on Solr, inserting or updating the document that corresponds to that Cassandra row.
Have you ever found yourself going through the docs trying to remember how to configure caching for your tables?
DataStax Python Driver 2.5 for Apache Cassandra is released. Now includes integrated cqlengine object mapper.
The new version of the C# Driver for Apache Cassandra is now available with support for manual paging and a more user friendly routing API. On the Mapper and Linq components, it adds support for lightweight transactions.