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Subject [Cassandra Wiki] Update of "FrontPage" by PrashantMalik
Date Fri, 26 Jun 2009 23:09:21 GMT
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  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.
+ Cassandra was open sourced by Facebook in 2008, where it was designed by Avinash Lakshman
(one of the authors of Amazon's Dynamo) and Prashant Malik ( Facebook Engineer ). In a lot
of ways you can think of Cassandra as Dynamo 2.0 or a marriage of Dynamo and BigTable.  Cassandra
is in production use at Facebook but is still under heavy development.
  
  == General Information ==
  

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