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Why is Apache Cassandra so widely used

Apache Cassandra is a highly scalable, high-performance distributed database designed to handle large amounts of data across many commodity servers, providing high availability with no single point of failure. It is a type of NoSQL database. Let us first understand what a NoSQL database does.

  • It is a high-performance, high availability database
  • It is extremely fault-tolerant, scalable and consistent
  • It is high-speed thanks to it being a column-oriented database
  • Its architecture is based on Google’s Bigtable & Amazon’s Dynamo.
  • Apache Cassandra is a peer-to-peer system. Its distribution design is modeled on Amazon’s Dynamo, and its data model is based on Google’s Big Table. The basic architecture consists of a cluster of nodes, any and all of which can accept a read or write request. This is a key aspect of its architecture, as there are no master nodes. Instead, all nodes communicate equally.

    Another key benefit of Cassandra is the massive volume of data that the system can handle.Cassandra is one of the most efficient and widely-used NoSQL databases. One of the key benefits of this system is that it offers highly-available service and no single point of failure. This is key for businesses that can afford to have their system go down or to lose data. With no single point of failure, it offers truly consistent access and availability.