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Top 3 benefits of using Cassandra

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It’s not a secret that organizations are in love with data. It can lead to unguided decisions and market information are lost when companies gather too little information. However when you have active and large databases, with requests ranging in hundreds of thousands ensuring that databases perform at a high level is becoming increasingly challenging.

One open-source application, Apache Cassandra, enables companies to process massive amounts of rapidly moving data in a secure and scalable manner. This is why companies such as Facebook, Instagram and Netflix make use of Apache Cassandra for mission-critical features. Let’s examine three key advantages, drawbacks and usage examples from Apache Cassandra, and the most straightforward method of getting it working in production.

What exactly is Apache Cassandra?

To begin this brief overview, let’s look at the basics of Apache Cassandra. Apache Cassandra is a database that is designed to provide reliable performance as well as speed and capacity. It can quickly store huge quantities of data coming in and handles several hundred thousand write per second.

Cassandra helps organizations to manage massive quantities of data in a short time – providing the following benefits to its users.

The top 3 advantages of making use of Cassandra

Speed – Performance

Certain architectural decisions specific architectural choices make Cassandra an ideal technology for processing data at a much faster rate than other database options. There are two methods Cassandra is able to process data at a faster speed:

It quickly decides the best place to store data by through an algorithm that hashs data
It allows any node to make storage decisions for data. This means that there is no requirement for an uncentralized “master node” which needs to be consulted for storage decisions.

Scalability

Cassandra is extremely scalable and it is possible to increase the performance simply by adding a rack. The first thing to note is that there isn’t any “master” which needs to be super-sized in order to handle the orchestrating and management of data. That means that all nodes are able to be less expensive and common servers.

In addition, it increases the ability to scale by placing less focus upon data quality. Consistency usually requires a master node in order to monitor and regulate what it means, using rules or stored data previously.

In addition, it makes use of peer-to peer communication using the cleverly called “gossip protocol”. This allows nodes to communicate and transfer metadata among themselves, making the process of the process of creating new nodes extremely simple.

Reliability – Data replication and Reliability – data replication and

It’s also a reliable storage of data. The algorithm for hashing stores data and also makes backups of it and puts them into various places. If the node is down and Cassandra is able to make the reasonable assumption that eventually it will be down it will have a backup of it.

The process of relaxing consistency can achieve this. Traditional databases must be extremely careful (and slow) when it comes to replicating data since there is a strategy for how to ensure that all copies of the same data are up-to-date.

Reliable, fast, and scalable Reliable, fast and scalable Cassandra can transform your cloud

The challenges of making use of Cassandra GUI SQL client tool

The speed, scalability, and the robustness cost money. The choice of availability over consistency is made in Apache Cassandra so it is possible for data to be contradictory. As it attempts to verify information over time, the system may be slow in doing this. This causes a slowing of the reading process for the information that is already stored. The database must search through all the information it holds, which could include several entries for the same data that could be contradictory.

What are the benefits of using Apache Cassandra – modernise your cloud

The above outline highlights the advantages and drawbacks of Apache Cassandra but how does it fit into your system? We have listed some common usage scenarios:

The time series data Cassandra has a great record of storing time-series data. This is because old data is not required to be modified. One example is log files created by cloud infrastructure and applications. There’s no reason to alter a log after it’s been stored. If the log is incorrect it’s much easier to check the latest, more accurate version and then store it with a fresher time stamp.

Globally distributed data geographically distributed data in which local Cassandra cluster is able to store data, and reach consistency in later times. Because it doesn’t have a “master node” and it is able to be scaled by using storage that is common This allows for a cost-effective, expanding the geographic area of the database

Network costs are very high. Cassandra is a cost-effective option when networks (e.g. transfer of data between data centers) costs are high since it doesn’t need to continue sending data to a master node that is far away.

Clouds for organizations can be modernized and change the way data is stored and processed using Cassandra. This allows you to manage huge volumes of data from all over the world.

Summary

Apache Cassandra lets your cloud reach “hyper-scale”. It gives practical solutions to achieve performance, scaling, and availability required for hundreds of millions of write per second.