Difficulty: Beginner
Estimated Time: 10 minutes

In this scenario, you will:

  • Learn about the main characteristics and benefits of Apache Cassandra™
  • Install, start and connect to a Cassandra instance

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In this scenario, you learned about:

  • Main characteristics and benefits of Apache Cassandra™
  • Installing, starting and connecting to a Cassandra instance

Introduction to Apache Cassandra™

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What is Cassandra?

Apache Cassandra™ is an open-source distributed NoSQL database that delivers continuous availability, high performance, and linear scalability. Cassandra is suited equally well for on-prem, multi-cloud and hybrid-cloud deployments.

Hundreds of enterprises choose Cassandra as the main persistence layer for their modern data-driven and cloud-native applications. Some of the most important benefits of using Cassandra include:

  • Cassandra's availability supports mission-critical applications
  • Cassandra's performance and scalability translate to high-throughput and high-volume applications
  • Cassandra's data distribution and replication enable global presence and workload separation
  • Cassandra's multi-cloud and hybrid-cloud capabilities mean zero lock-in and workload mobility