Cassandra At The Heart Of Globo’s Live Streaming Platform

June 21, 2016


A couple of years ago my friend Juarez Bochi wrote a post, here on Planet Cassandra, sharing the challenges we had implementing’s live streaming platform, specially with the migration from Redis to Cassandra.

For those not familiar, is the internet branch for Grupo Globo, one of the 5 largest media conglomerates in the world, producing content such as TV series, telenovelas, TV shows, n Read More..

The most important thing to know in Cassandra data modeling: The primary key

February 22, 2016



The title for this article could really stand alone, but I’m not going to just leave it at that! Yes, this is a fundamental rule for Apache Cassandra, but I’m going to take some time to explain why that statement is correct. With relational data modeling, you can start with the primary key, but effective data models in an RDBMS are much more about the foreign key relationships and relational constraints betw Read More..

The importance of single-partition operations in Cassandra

February 1, 2016


In this blog post, we’ll explain the reason why all Cassandra experts and evangelists promote single-partition operations. We’ll see in details all the benefits that single-partition operations can provide in term of operation, consistency and system stability.

Atomicity & Isolation

Mutations (INSERT/UPDATE/DELETE) to all columns of a partition are guaranteed to be atomic e.g. the upd Read More..

Apache Cassandra writes pedal to the metal at Peloton; monitoring stationary bikes for a scalable ride

January 21, 2015

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At Bad Juju Games Cassandra wins by knockout vs MySQL to scale profiles, leaderboards for Tekken and Call of Duty

October 7, 2014

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Spotify scales to the top of the charts with Apache Cassandra at 40k requests/second

September 17, 2014

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Riptide IO Leverages the “Indestructible” Apache Cassandra; Helping Walgreens and Ulta take Advantage of Real Time Sensor Data

June 17, 2014




Riptide IO

 “We were also really impressed with the fact that no matter how hard we tried, we couldn’t break Cassandra…

it was just indestructible.”

-David Leimbrock, Co-Founder and CTO at Riptide IO

David Leimbrock

David Leimbrock Co-Founder and CTO at Riptide IO



Riptide IO

Riptide IO is in the business of managing intelligent machines, which we define as “machines Read More..

Social Platform Viafoura Keeps the Conversation, and Monetization, Going with the High Availability of Apache Cassandra

June 9, 2014





We no longer have to worry about availability or partition tolerance and with eventual consistency, we know that our data will be replicated faster than we will need it.”

-Victor Anjos, Engineering Manager & Data Scientist at Viafoura

Victor Anjos

 Victor Anjos Engineering Manager & Data Scientist at Viafoura





Viafoura is a socia Read More..

IaaS Provider iland chooses Cassandra over MongoDB for a Native Distributed Architecture and Constant Time Writes

June 3, 2014








“iland chose Apache Cassandra over MongoDB because Cassandra provides constant time writes no matter how big the data set grows and for its distributed nature as well as its “massive” scalability, reliability, performance, availability, consistency and simplicity.”

-Julien Anguenot, ‎Director of Software Engineering at ila

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From SQL to CQL; Marketing Suite Captora Accelerates Lead Generation with Apache Cassandra

May 29, 2014



“Most of our developers comes from a MySQL background. We use CQL 3.0, so we find this very intuitive for some of our developers to learn and to develop programs against it.”

– Li Gao, Director of Engineering at Captora

Li Gao

Li Gao Director of Engineering at Captora




Captora is a company that builds SaaS platform for inbound marketing acceleration. The suite of products w Read More..


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