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From Apache Wiki <wikidi...@apache.org>
Subject [Cassandra Wiki] Trivial Update of "FrontPage" by johanoskarsson
Date Fri, 29 May 2009 16:24:29 GMT
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The following page has been changed by johanoskarsson:
http://wiki.apache.org/cassandra/FrontPage

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  = Cassandra Wiki =
  
  Cassandra is a highly scalable, eventually consistent, distributed, structured key-value
store. Cassandra brings together the distributed systems technologies from [http://s3.amazonaws.com/AllThingsDistributed/sosp/amazon-dynamo-sosp2007.pdf
Dynamo] and the data model from Google's [http://labs.google.com/papers/bigtable-osdi06.pdf
BigTable]. Like Dynamo, Cassandra is [http://www.allthingsdistributed.com/2008/12/eventually_consistent.html
eventually consistent]. Like !BigTable, Cassandra provides a !ColumnFamily-based data model
richer than typical key/value systems.
+ 
+ Cassandra was open sourced by Facebook in 2008, where it was designed by one of the authors
of Amazon's Dynamo. In a lot of ways you can think of Cassandra as Dynamo 2.0.  Cassandra
is in production use at Facebook but is still under heavy development.
  
  This is a wiki, and with the exception of a few immutable pages, anyone
  can edit it. Try SyntaxReference if you need help on wiki markup, and
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   * HowToContribute
   * HowToCommit
  
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+ 
  == Related Information ==
  
   * [http://incubator.apache.org/thrift Thrift], used by Cassandra for client access.

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