Cassandra is a highly scalable, eventually consistent, distributed, partitioned row store.

The Apache Cassandra NoSQL database is a highly scalable, eventually consistent, distributed, partitioned row store. Cassandra brings together the distributed systems technologies from Dynamo and the data model from Google's bigtable. Like Dynamo, Cassandra is eventually consistent. Like BigTable, Cassandra provides a ColumnFamily-based data model richer than typical key/value systems.

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