Apache® Cassandra™ is a popular NoSQL database that does certain things incredibly well. It can be always available, with multi-datacenter replication. It is also scalable and lets users keep their data anywhere. However, Cassandra is lacking in a few key areas – particularly speed. Because it stores data on disk, Cassandra is not fast enough for some of today’s extreme OLTP workloads. Also, Cassandra shares certain limitations of other NoSQL databases, such as limited querying capabilities.
Fortunately, there is a simple way to make Cassandra much faster and more flexible.
This white paper will discuss the lack of in-memory capabilities in Cassandra, why in-memory solutions make sense for today’s web and cloud applications, and how combining Cassandra with Apache® Ignite™, or its production-ready version, the GridGain in-memory computing platform, creates an architecture that provides a substantial speed boost and a host of other benefits.