ApacheCon NA 2010 Session

Introduction to Cassandra

Apache Cassandra is increasingly recognized as "the hands down winner for transaction processing performance at scale." Created by Facebook and adopted early on by web heavyweights like Digg and Twitter, Cassandra is now seeing uptake across a spectrum of industries. This talk will explain how Cassandra's architecture combines no-single-points-of-failure replication with a log-structured ColumnFamily data model, and will go over an example of porting a simple Twitter clone from SQL to Cassandra.