Cassandra NoSQL Deployments Convincing Doubters

Apache Cassandra, the Java-based distributed NoSQL database, is making inroads in production despite lingering skepticism about its ability to handle mission critical deployments. While Cassandra remains a second fiddle to NoSQL database market leader MongoDB, it has emerged as among “the best of the rest,” according to Matt Aslett, research director at 451 Research. Doubts about Cassandra’s ability to handle production environments may be fading as the list of adopters grows. They range from Netflix and Apple to Credit Suisse and, at least in testing mode, the Dutch financial services firm ING. Still, “there is a learning curve,” Aslett noted during a webinar this week. A key selling point is the Cassandra’s ability to serve as fault-tolerant platform for distributed datasets as well as enabling cross-datacenter replication. Still, Aslett added,…


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