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From Joseph Stein <crypt...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [RELEASE] 0.8.0
Date Thu, 02 Jun 2011 23:48:06 GMT
Awesome!

On Thu, Jun 2, 2011 at 7:36 PM, Eric Evans <eevans@rackspace.com> wrote:

>
> I am very pleased to announce the official release of Cassandra 0.8.0.
>
> If you haven't been paying attention to this release, this is your last
> chance, because by this time tomorrow all your friends are going to be
> raving, and you don't want to look silly.
>
> So why am I resorting to hyperbole?  Well, for one because this is the
> release that debuts the Cassandra Query Language (CQL).  In one fell
> swoop Cassandra has become more than NoSQL, it's MoSQL.
>
> Cassandra also has distributed counters now.  With counters, you can
> count stuff, and counting stuff rocks.
>
> A kickass use-case for Cassandra is spanning data-centers for
> fault-tolerance and locality, but doing so has always meant sending data
> in the clear, or tunneling over a VPN.   New for 0.8.0, encryption of
> intranode traffic.
>
> If you're not motivated to go upgrade your clusters right now, you're
> either not easily impressed, or you're very lazy.  If it's the latter,
> would it help knowing that rolling upgrades between releases is now
> supported?  Yeah.  You can upgrade your 0.7 cluster to 0.8 without
> shutting it down.
>
> You see what I mean?  Then go read the release notes[1] to learn about
> the full range of awesomeness, then grab a copy[2] and become a
> (fashionably )early adopter.
>
> Drivers for CQL are available in Python[3], Java[3], and Node.js[4].
>
> As usual, a Debian package is available from the project's APT
> repository[5].
>
> Enjoy!
>
>
> [1]: http://goo.gl/CrJqJ (NEWS.txt)
> [2]: http://cassandra.debian.org/download
> [3]: http://www.apache.org/dist/cassandra/drivers
> [4]: https://github.com/racker/node-cassandra-client
> [5]: http://wiki.apache.org/cassandra/DebianPackaging
>
> --
> Eric Evans
> eevans@rackspace.com
>
>


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