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Practical Cassandra: A Developer’s Approach by Eric Lubow, Russell Bradberry

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1. Introduction to Cassandra

Apache Cassandra is a powerful and massively scalable NoSQL database. It is architected to handle real-time big data workloads across multiple data centers with no single point of failure. It works on commodity hardware and can easily be deployed in a cloud-based infrastructure. But before we get into the nitty gritty of things, here is a quick lesson in Greek mythology.

A Greek Story

In Greek mythology, Cassandra was the beautiful daughter of King Priam and Queen Hecuba of Troy, the twin sister of Helenus and younger sister to the great Trojan warrior Hector, and eventually a priestess of Apollo. She was believed to be the second most beautiful woman in the world. Her beauty was compared to the likes of Aphrodite ...

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