Cassandra Review

We use it as the storage facility for a very-high-throughput application.


Valuable Features

  • Log-structured storage
  • CQL (Cassandra Structure Language)
  • Ease of installation
  • The node setup

Improvements to My Organization

This product is used as the storage facility for a very-high-throughput application, where a lot of NoSQL data is being captured and it needs to be processed.

Room for Improvement

The clustering needs to be better; it is getting there.

Use of Solution

I have used it for four years.

Stability Issues

Cassandra is stable thus far; the problems that I have encountered were with CQL and the JSON support in CQL.

Scalability Issues

The scalability is good, as long as you understand how to set up the nodes.

Customer Service and Technical Support

I did not have any interactions with technical support, because I was able to find answers to my questions online as I did my searches.

Previous Solutions

The other solutions that I have used have been the SQL engines but for this project, Cassandra was determined to be the better solution.

Initial Setup

Setup was very straightforward.

Pricing, Setup Cost and Licensing

Pricing and licensing depends on what you are doing: If you are using it for major production work, I recommend that you purchase the level of support that you would need.

Other Solutions Considered

This was the only product that was evaluated.

Other Advice

Learn how many nodes you are going to need and set up the right level of replication.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
1 Comment
Orlee GillisConsultant

What progress have you seen in the clustering so far? What progress would you like to see in the future?

13 October 16
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