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Cassandra Data Modeling and Analysis by C.Y. Kan

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Cassandra's high-level architecture

Cassandra runs on a peer-to-peer architecture which means that all nodes in the cluster have equal responsibilities except that some of them are seed nodes for other non-seed nodes to obtain information about the cluster during startup. Each node holds a partition of the database. Cassandra provides automatic data distribution and replication across all nodes in the cluster. Parameters are provided to customize the distribution and replication behaviors. Once configured, these operations are processed in the background and are fully transparent to the application developers.

Cassandra is a column-family store and provides great schemaless flexibility to application developers. It is designed to manage huge volume ...

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