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Mastering Apache Cassandra by Nishant Neeraj

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Cassandra architecture

Cassandra is a relative latecomer in the distributed data-store war. It takes advantage of two proven and closely similar data-store mechanisms, namely Google BigTable, a distributed storage system for structured data, 2006 (http://static.googleusercontent.com/external_content/untrusted_dlcp/research.google.com/en//archive/bigtable-osdi06.pdf [2006]), and Amazon Dynamo, Amazon's highly available key-value store, 2007 (http://www.read.seas.harvard.edu/~kohler/class/cs239-w08/decandia07dynamo.pdf [2007]).

Cassandra architecture

Figure 2.3: Read throughputs shows linear scaling of Cassandra

Like BigTable, it has tabular data presentation. It is not tabular ...

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