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New token allocation algorithm in Cassandra 3.0

By Branimir Lambov - January 28, 2016

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.

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Testing Apache Cassandra with Jepsen

By Joel Knighton - January 20, 2016

Introduction As a developer, I’ve found that looking for new ways to effectively test software has a dramatic payoff. We’ve written about some of the techniques we use at DataStax in the past.

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Improving JBOD

By Marcus Eriksson - January 11, 2016

Background With Cassandra 3.2 we improve the way Cassandra handles JBOD configuration, that is, using multiple data_file_directories. Earlier versions have a few problems which are unlikely to happen but painful if they do.

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DataStax C# Driver 3.0 Released

By Jorge Bay Gondra - December 21, 2015

We’ve just released version 3.0.0 of the DataStax C# Driver with support for Apache Cassandra 3.0. The main focus for this release was to add support for the changes in the schema metadata introduced in Cassandra 3.0 that is used internally by the driver, while maintaining compatibility with earlier versions of Cassandra.

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