Why Apache Cassandra?
Apache Cassandra is a free, open source, distributed data storage system that differs sharply from relational database management systems.
Cassandra has become so popular because of its outstanding technical features. It is durable, seamlessly scalable, and tuneably consistent.
It performs blazingly fast writes, can store hundreds of terabytes of data, and is decentralized and symmetrical so there’s no single point of failure.
It is highly available and offers a schema-free data model.
Cassandra is available for download from the Web here. Just click the link on the home page to download the latest release version and Unzip the downloaded cassandra to a local directory.
Starting the Server:
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