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Learning Apache Cassandra - Second Edition by Sandeep Yarabarla

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How Cassandra Distributes Data

Much of Cassandra's power lies in the fact that it is a distributed database: rather than storing all of your data on a single machine, it is designed to distribute data across multiple machines. A distributed architecture is hugely beneficial for scalability, since you're not bound by the hardware capacity of a single machine; if you need more storage or more processing power, you can simply add more nodes to your Cassandra cluster. It's also a boon for availability: by storing multiple copies of your data on multiple machines, Cassandra is resilient to the failure of a particular node.

The beauty of a distributed database such as Cassandra is that, as application developers, we rarely need to think about the ...

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