Getting to Know Cassandra

Getting to Know Cassandra

Posted on August 26, 2014 0 Comments

Today’s data-driven world is both a blessing and a curse for IT managers. While Big Data makes it possible to solve business challenges, turning information from different sources into actionable insight can be a real challenge. How do you keep your organization moving forward, but still keep things simple for IT?  With the emergence of open source database management systems like Apache Cassandra, data connectivity is evolving to meet requirements for speed and consistency — and returning some normalcy to IT managers.

Cassandra is a NoSQL data store that’s architected for real-time enterprise data access that requires vast scalability, high-velocity performance, flexible schema design, and continuous availability. Cassandra makes it more economically feasible to store and process many data sets, as well as analyze very large data sets in their entirety. As a result, organizations can take that processed information and use it to improve the customer and end-user experiences.

Progress DataDirect for Cassandra provides unique and robust relational connectivity that enables natural compatibility to existing SQL-based applications. Optimized for performance, DataDirect can connect virtually any application, including BI, analytics, and data warehousing, directly to Cassandra systems without compromising Cassandra functionality.

Results from our DataDirect Connectivity Outlook survey found that Cassandra is one of the top three data store technologies on the marketplace, which is why Progress DataDirect is proud to be a sponsor at Cassandra Summit, taking place in San Francisco on September 10-11. Register today and swing by booth #1 to discuss how to make Cassandra instantly compatible with existing applications by leveraging industry-accepted SQL-based ODBC and JDBC standards for data connectivity. You can also enter to win our Pebble Smartwatch giveaway!

Can’t make it to the event? We’ll be posting from the show in real-time from @ProgressSW and @DataDirect_News. You can also find more information on Cassandra, and the rest of Progress DataDirect’s line of drivers for Big Data here.

Jeff Reser

View all posts from Jeff Reser on the Progress blog. Connect with us about all things application development and deployment, data integration and digital business.


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