July 1st, 2013

‘Like the prophetess of Troy it was named for, Apache Cassandra has seen some myths accrue around it. Like most myths, these were once at least partly true, but have become outdated as Cassandra evolved and improved.’ In this article, published in InfoQ: http://www.infoq.com/articles/cassandra-mythology, Apache Chair for Cassandra and DataStax co-founder and CTO, Jonathan Ellis (@spyced) discusses five common areas of concern and clarifies the confusion:

1) Cassandra is a map of maps

2) Cassandra is slow at reads

3) Cassandra is hard to run

4) Cassandra is hard to develop against

5) Cassandra is still bleeding edge


In the article Jonathan references the Cassandra Summit 2013. Videos are now available: http://planetcassandra.org/blog/post/cassandra-summit-2013—use-cases-and-technical-presentations