Philly ETE 2017 #30 – Applied Distributed Research in Apache Cassandra – Jonathan Ellis

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The popular nosql database Cassandra eschews a master/slave partitioning design in favor of a fully peer-to-peer model which makes it robust and scalable but adds significant complexity to some areas of its design. I will explain the challenges and successes Cassandra has had in creating lightweight transactions, materialized views, and strongly consistent cluster membership within this peer-to-peer paradigm.