Why Apache Cassandra?

cassandra_logoThe following question came up a couple weeks ago: Why would I use Apache Cassandra? First of all let’s get a definition for Apache Cassandra. Edited from Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apache_Cassandra):

“Apache Cassandra is a free and open-source distributed database management system designed to handle large amounts of data across many commodity servers, providing high availability with no single point of failure. Cassandra offers robust support for clusters spanning multiple datacenters, with asynchronous master less replication allowing low latency operations for all clients. Continue reading “Why Apache Cassandra?”