The new Materialized Views feature in Cassandra 3.0 offers an easy way to accurately denormalize data so it can be efficiently queried.
We are pleased to announce the 1.1 GA release of the PHP driver for Apache Cassandra. This release includes all the features necessary to take full advantage of Apache Cassandra 2.1 including support for tuples, user defined types (UDTs), nested collections, client-side timestamps, and binding named arguments when using simple statements.
It’s finally here! The Java driver team is pleased to announce that the long-awaited 3.0.0 version has just been released. Among various new features and improvements, 3.0.0 brings full compatibility with Cassandra 2.2 and 3.0 and a major feature: custom codecs.
Cassandra 3.0 provides a new option for generating tokens for new nodes: algorithmic allocation, which optimizes the token space allocated to each node to improve the cluster's load distribution. It can can also be used in new clusters where it permits much lower vnode counts per node.