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Cassandra Design Patterns by Sanjay Sharma

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Chapter 1. An Overview of Architecture and Data Modeling in Cassandra

The demand from web-scale applications in today's social and mobile-driven Internet has resulted in the recent prominence of NoSQL data stores that can handle and scale up to terabytes and petabytes of data.

An interesting fact is that there are more than 100 NoSQL data stores in the software industry today, and clearly, Cassandra has emerged as one of the leaders in this congested arena, thanks to its distinct capabilities that include easy scalability and ease of usage.

Let us look at the Cassandra architecture and data modeling to figure out the key reasons behind Cassandra's success.

Understanding the background of Cassandra's architecture

Cassandra's architecture is based on ...

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