Apache Cassandra is a free, open-source, NoSQL distributed database which was initially developed to be used by Facebook. It belongs to the NoSQL Column Oriented Database , which has a RDBMS-like schema (keyspace), with tables and tables with columns .
Cassandra Cluster is masterless; the data is distributed evenly between its nodes to support scaleout .In addition data is replicated between nodes to support high availability .
The cluster nodes communicate between each other to understand the cluster and nodes state and on which node to write and read the data .
While Cassandra belongs to the NoSQL family, it has a CQL (SQL Like) interface. This enables the user to create tables, primary keys, cluster indexes and write “SQL” to insert and select data. This database distributes the data between the nodes according to the primary key values, thus balancing the read /writes requests between the nodes evenly.
Cassandra is a best fit for storing large amounts of structured data with a massive number of read and write requests. From 100k Ops (operations per second) to millions of OPS, it’s good for storing users, user activities, sessions, IOT and time-series data .
Cassandra will not be the best fit for unstructured data and document database as MongoDB or Couchbase.
What makes Cassandra one of the most popular databases? Well, for most it’s the platform’s ability to store very large amounts of data in a reliable way.
Other benefits of Cassandra include:
Although Cassandra is a favorite, there are some downsides to it that should be considered.
Whether you’re currently using Cassandra or thinking about implementing it as your database, there might be some issues you come across. These issues might seem big, but can be easily solved and prevented with the help of professional experts.
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