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    Big data showdown: Cassandra vs. HBase

    Posted April 2, 2014 - 11:25 am

    Bigtable-inspired open source projects take different routes to the highly scalable, highly flexible, distributed, wide column data store.
  • A vendor-independent comparison of NoSQL databases: Cassandra, HBase, MongoDB, Riak

    Posted October 22, 2012 - 9:11 pm

    In 2010, when the world became enchanted by the capabilities of cloud systems and new databases designed to serve them, a group of researchers from Yahoo decided to look into NoSQL. They developed the YCSB framework to assess the performance of new tools and find the best cases for their use. The results were published in the paper, "Benchmarking Cloud Serving Systems with YCSB."
  • Digg, like Twitter, rips out MySQL

    Posted March 16, 2010 - 11:12 am

    Digg's engineering team has stopped using MySQL, echoing a move recently made by Twitter, another major social networking site.
  • Twitter Picks Up Cassandra

    Posted March 1, 2010 - 1:26 pm

    Twitter, the popular microblogging service, is switching to the Cassandra data management system from MySQL, joining Facebook and Digg as users of this non-relational database. What's making this new class of database so popular?
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