O'Reilly logo

Cassandra Data Modeling and Analysis by C.Y. Kan

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Chapter 1. Bird's Eye View of Cassandra

Imagine that we have turned back the clock to the 1990s and you an application architect. Whenever you were required to select a suitable database technology for your applications, what kind of database technology would you choose? I bet 95 percent (or more) of the time you would select relational databases.

Relational databases have been the most dominating data management solution since the 1970s. At that time, the application system was usually silo. The users of the application and their usage patterns were known and under control. The workload that had to be catered for by the relational database could be determined and estimated. Apart from the workload consideration, the data model can also be structured ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required