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Apache Cassandra Essentials by Nitin Padalia

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Summary

In this chapter, we discovered various features of Cassandra that make it an ultrafast, highly available, distributed database with no single point of failure. We discussed how these features are achieved by Cassandra internally, for example, we discussed how data is distributed and then replicated among nodes of a Cassandra cluster. We discussed various replication strategies that are available with Cassandra and the criteria to choose one. We also discussed various data distribution algorithms available with Cassandra. We saw how the vnodes feature in Cassandra enables more efficient data distribution and load sharing among nodes. In the next chapters, we'll discuss in detail how Cassandra does a read/write operation internally and the ...

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