On 3 June 2011 00:36, Eric Evans <firstname.lastname@example.org
> I am very pleased to announce the official release of Cassandra
> If you haven't been paying attention to this release, this is your
> chance, because by this time tomorrow all your friends are going
> raving, and you don't want to look silly.
> So why am I resorting to hyperbole? Well, for one because this is
> release that debuts the Cassandra Query Language (CQL). In one
> swoop Cassandra has become more than NoSQL, it's MoSQL.
> Cassandra also has distributed counters now. With counters, you
> 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
> in the clear, or tunneling over a VPN. New for 0.8.0, encryption
> intranode traffic.
> If you're not motivated to go upgrade your clusters right now,
> either not easily impressed, or you're very lazy. If it's the
> 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 to learn
> the full range of awesomeness, then grab a copy and become a
> (fashionably )early adopter.
> Drivers for CQL are available in Python, Java, and
> As usual, a Debian package is available from the project's APT
> : http://goo.gl/CrJqJ
> : http://cassandra.debian.org/download
> : http://www.apache.org/dist/cassandra/drivers
> : https://github.com/racker/node-cassandra-client
> : http://wiki.apache.org/cassandra/DebianPackaging
> Eric Evans