back to article The Brangelina of Big Data: Cassandra mates with Hadoop

Think of it as the Brangelina of Big Data. DataStax, an open-source startup based in Northern California, has combined Cassandra, the distributed database developed at Facebook, with Hadoop, the epic-number-crunching platform based on Google's backend infrastructure. Known as "Brisk", this Big Data mashup was unveiled on …


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    realtime low-latency

    When are these guys going to realise that low-latency and realtime are two totally different concepts.

    I get that they are looking for the lowest possibly latency for queries, but I don't understand how they expect to gain realtime capabilities with such a big monster.

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    Will Hadoop be inserting it's objects into Cassandra's containers, or the other way around?

  3. Anonymous Coward
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    what's with the 'brisk' photo?

    It just shows that she's starting to look like her father.

    Of course, the same photo taken if the temp was about 20 degrees cooler would have been much more appropriate.

  4. Pahhh

    "Big Data"... sigh

    This is the buzzword that will take 2011 by storm. Everyone is getting a bit bored with "Cloud", we will now get flooded by articles titled "Big Data".

    There are some things about this industry that pisses me off....

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