A distributed database management system related to the class of NoSQL-systems and designed to create highly scalable and reliable storages of huge data sets providing high availability with no single point of failure.
|Developed by||Avinash Lakshman, Prashant Malik|
|Latest stable version||Cassandra 3|
|Used by||Cisco, IBM, Reddit|
Avinash Lakshman (one of the authors of Amazon's Dynamo) and Prashant Malik initially developed Cassandra at Facebook to power the Facebook inbox search feature. Facebook released Cassandra as an open-source project on Google code in July 2008. In March 2009 it became an Apache Incubator project. On February 17, 2010 it graduated to a top-level project.