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What Is Apache Cassandra?

Written by Indicative Team


Apache Cassandra

Apache Cassandra is a distributed, open source, peer to peer, NoSQL database and is apart of the Apache family. It is a highly scalable, available, distributed database, that facilitates the storing and managing of high-velocity structured data. This database can distribute, read and write data across multiple commodity servers or nodes without a single point of failure. Every node in the cluster communicates state information about itself and other nodes.

Characteristics of Apache Cassandra include:

  • It is a column-oriented database.
  • It is highly consistent, fault-tolerant, and scalable.
  • It was created for Facebook and was later open sourced.
  • The data model is based on Google Bigtable.
  • The distributed design is based on Amazon Dynamo.

Advantages of Cassandra include:

  • Elastic Scalability
  • Open Source
  • Peer to Peer Architecture
  • Fault Tolerance
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