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From aaron morton <>
Subject Re: [ANN] Usergrid, Open Source Mobile Data Platform built on Cassandra
Date Mon, 03 Oct 2011 20:44:20 GMT
Thanks Ed. 


Aaron Morton
Freelance Cassandra Developer

On 4/10/2011, at 5:05 AM, Jonathan Ellis wrote:

> Nice!
> On Mon, Oct 3, 2011 at 10:33 AM, Ed Anuff <> wrote:
>> I made mention of this during my presentation at the Cassandra Summit
>> back in July, but we're finally ready to release the source for
>> Usergrid.  This is a mobile platform stack built on top of Cassandra
>> and using Hector and we're making the full source code available on
>> GitHub.  We'll be offering it as a cloud service as well, but we
>> wanted to follow the WordPress model of having both self-hosted and
>> self-serve options.
>> Usergrid provides a bunch of cool features like activity streams, user
>> management, and counter-based analytics as well as providing a very
>> high-level fully indexed JSON-based data model via a REST API, so that
>> you can unlock a lot of the power of Cassandra directly from
>> Javascript.  It's meant for mobile app developers who really want to
>> just focus on their front-end development.  Particularly cool is the
>> double-clickable launcher app that fires up an embedded Cassandra
>> server and makes running all this on your desktop a piece of cake.
>> Our blog is at:
>> The code is up at:
>> Documentation is at:
>> Main website is:
>> There's a mailing list set up for discussion at:
>> It's still a work-in-progress and there's a lot in there that still
>> needs to be documented.
>> Hope you'll check it out and find it interesting.  Even if it's not
>> something you'd have use of yourself, please forward this on to people
>> you know who are trying to build data-rich mobile apps.
>> Thanks
>> Ed
> -- 
> Jonathan Ellis
> Project Chair, Apache Cassandra
> co-founder of DataStax, the source for professional Cassandra support

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