Picking the exact tool can sometimes be easy for a project. For instance, to loosen a bolt, wrench will be the obvious tool needed. Other times, the selection of tool will not be easy or obvious. A Data Engineer, like a mechanic, is required to identify which tool is needed for which operation. Accordingly, choosing the right database holds a deep impact (both positively and negatively) on the data and project functionality.
Apache Cassandra is one of the renow
ned tool available in the market, which the data engineer is required to know when to use and how to use. This article therefore talks about the key reasons that makes Apache Cassandra as the best available database option for your project.
What is Apache Cassandra?
Apache Cassandra is an open-source, distributed, and scalable NoSQL database, which is designed to handle huge volumes of data, with no single point of failure (SPOF), high reliability, high throughput, and high availability.
Cassandra offers high-competence, which NoSQL and Relational databases simply cannot match, like operational simplicity, linear scale performance, and continuous availability.