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Deepak Vohra, Kubernetes Microservices with Docker, 10.1007/978-1-4842-1907-2_8

8. Using Apache Cassandra Database

Deepak Vohra

(1)White Rock, British Columbia, Canada

Apache Cassandra is an open source wide column data store. Cassandra is a scalable, reliable, fault-tolerant, and highly available NoSQL database. Cassandra is based on a flexible schema data model in which data is stored in rows in a table (also called column family) with a primary key identifying a row. The primary key could be a single column or multiple column (compound) row key. A relational database also stores data in table rows, but what makes Cassandra different is that the table rows do not have to follow a fixed schema. Each row in a table could have ...

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