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Apache Cassandra logo What’s New in Apache Cassandra 4.0

Apache Cassandra is an open source, distributed NoSQL database based on the wide column model. The highly scalable, highly available database is great for handling large amounts of data. There is no set release date yet for the next version, Cassandra 4.0, but we do already know about several new features.

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Deepak Vohra
Engineer holding laptop in a data center Reasons to Use a NoSQL Database

SQL is used to query a relational database, where data is organized into relations. But relational databases do not meet the needs of web-scale information systems—this is where NoSQL storage and retrieval information systems come in. Let's look at the differences between SQL and NoSQL and when you would use either.

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Deepak Vohra
NoSQL database When to Use Different Types of NoSQL Databases

Web-scale data requirements are greater than at a single organization, and data is not always in a structured format. NoSQL databases are a good choice for a larger scale because they're flexible in format, structure, and schema. Let’s explore different kinds of NoSQL databases and when it’s appropriate to use each.

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Deepak Vohra
How the Weather Company Is Using Big Data to Stay ahead of the Storm

The Weather Company is moving to a NoSQL-powered big-data platform, which can gather some twenty terabytes of weather data a day. The NoSQL environment’s ability to scale to extremely large sizes helps with the intake of this additional data, and faster queries mean quicker, more accurate forecasts.

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Beth Romanik
Emergent Database Technologies and the New Platform War

In the not-so-distant past, there was a war of railroad track gauges, a war of electric power currents, and a war of videotape formats. Now, rumblings of another format war are pealing through a formerly stable platform, and this one could directly impact those who build and test software.

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Bonnie Bailey