Cassandra - Scalable Distributed Database

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The Apache Cassandra Project develops a highly scalable second-generation distributed database, bringing together Dynamo's fully distributed design and Bigtable's ColumnFamily-based data model. Cassandra is suitable for applications that can't afford to lose data. Data is automatically replicated to multiple nodes for fault-tolerance.

Cassandra provides support for Scale out, load balancing, cluster growth, Flexible schema, Key-oriented queries and CAP theorem (Consistency, Availability, Partition tolerance). It is in use at Digg, Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, Rackspace, Cloudkick, Cisco and more companies.



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