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Impact of Shared Storage on Apache Cassandra™

By Gehrig Kunz - January 17, 2017

Every now and then we receive the question of why shared storage isn’t recommended for Apache Cassandra™.  The conversation usually goes like this: Customer/User – “We have an awesome SAN and would like to use it for Cassandra.” DataStax – “We don’t recommend shared storage for Cassandra.” Customer/User – “Why not.” DataStax – “Two reasons really.  

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DataStax Enterprise Ruby Driver 2.0.0 Released!

By Sandeep Tamhankar - November 14, 2016

The DataStax Enterprise Ruby Driver v2.0 has been released. This release introduces graph execution profiles, leveraging the execution profile infrastructure recently introduced in the v3.1 Ruby driver for Apache Cassandra.

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DataStax Ruby Driver 3.1.0 Released!

By Sandeep Tamhankar - November 14, 2016

The DataStax Ruby Driver 3.1.0 for Apache Cassandra has been released. This release introduces new features and improvements around resiliency, schema metadata, usability, and performance.

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JSON and DSE Search

By Berenguer Blasi - October 28, 2016

JSON is a popular format. This post provides information on easy ways to use JSON with DSE Search.

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A Gremlin Implementation of the Gremlin Traversal Machine

By Marko A. Rodriguez - October 21, 2016

It's Halloween and Gremlin and his machine friends are planning on cruising The TinkerPop in search of tasty treats. For costumes this year, the crew decided to dress up as one another: Gremlin is going as Pipes, Pipes as Blueprints, Blueprints as Gremlin, Frames as Rexster, Rexster as Frames, and Furnace, well...Furnace didn't get the memo.

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