Introduction to Apache Cassandra

Title: Introduction to Apache Cassandra™

Description: Apache Cassandra™ is a massively scalable NoSQL database. Cassandra’s technical roots can be found at companies recognized for their ability to effectively manage big data – Google, Amazon, and Facebook – with Facebook open sourcing Cassandra to the Apache Foundation in 2009.

Used today by numerous modern businesses to manage their critical data infrastructure, Cassandra is known for being the solution technical professionals turn to when they need a NoSQL database that supplies high performance at massive scale, which never goes down. In particular, Cassandra addresses big data applications, which are exploding across nearly every industry.

This paper provides a brief overview and introduction to Cassandra for those wishing to understand if Cassandra is right for them and how it is uniquely positioned to address the next phase of growth in the modern database marketplace.