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Welcome to the DataStax Developer Blog. Here’s where you can find the latest insights and technical articles from top experts and fellow peers on development aspects of DataStax Enterprise and its components, including Apache Cassandra, Apache Hadoop, Apache Solr and DataStax OpsCenter.

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It’s Time to talk about Time.

By Josh McKenzie - May 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

A brief history of Time…stamps – In Cassandra First, there was DateType. DateType gave us a date with a millisecond resolution timestamp and served us quite well for a long time – at least as far back as a merge from .8 in 2011.

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DataStax Community 2.1.5 Now Available for Download

By Michael Shuler - May 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

DataStax Community Edition 2.1.5 is ready for download from Planet Cassandra. The Apache Cassandra 2.1.5 CHANGES list contains a large number of bug fixes, and the upgrade notes indicate that "The option to omit cold sstables with size tiered compaction has been removed" since 2.1.4. If you are upgrading from an older version, remember to read through all the NEWS entries since the release you are upgrading from.

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Preparing for the Leap Second

By Jim Witschey - April 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

System administrators are probably already aware of the upcoming leap second in June. From a civil time perspective, June 30th will have an extra second added to the end.

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