Episode 179: Cassandra with Jonathan Ellis

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Recording Venue: O’Reilly Scala 2011, Santa Clara California

Guest: Jonathan Ellis

Host: Robert

Cassandra is a distributed, scalable non-relational data store influenced by the Google BigTable project and many of the distributed systems techniques pioneered by the Amazon Dynamo paper.  Guest Jonathan Ellis, the program chair of the Apache Cassandra project, discusses Cassandra’s data model, storage model, techniques used to achieve high availability and provides some insight into the trend away from relational databases.