Features integrated row cache and supports Apache Hadoop
The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), developers of open source projects, has launched Cassandra version 0.6, an advanced, second-generation NoSQL distributed database management system that has a shared-nothing architecture.
The company claims that the new Cassandra decentralised model provides massive scalability, and is highly available with no single point of failure even under the worst scenarios. It features support for Apache Hadoop that allows running analytics queries with map/reduce framework against data in Cassandra.
In addition, the version 0.6 incorporates integrated row cache, which eliminates the need for a separate caching layer. It also allows offerings of all kinds to cope with increasing write loads, ASF said.
Jonathan Ellis, chair of Apache Cassandra Project Management Committee, said: It’s fantastic seeing the Project’s community at the ASF grow to match the promise of the technology. Apache Cassandra 0.6 is 30% faster across the board, building on our already-impressive speed.
“It achieves scale-out without making the kind of design compromises that result in operations teams getting paged at 2 AM.