If you are new to Cassandra and just want to get started, take a look at the available clients ClientOptions (v0.6) instead.
Cassandra is the only NOSQL datastore I’m aware of, which is scalable, distributed, self replicating, eventually consistent, schema-less key-value store running on java which doesn’t have a single point of failure. HBase could also match most of these requirements, but Cassandra is easier to manage due to its tiny footprint. The one thing Cassandra doesn’t do today is indexing columns.
My team is currently working on a brand new product – the forthcoming MMO www.FightMyMonster.com .
A firestorm of accusations circled around recently saying that Cassandra, the elected-by-major-adopters emperor of the NoSQL movement, has no clothes.
There have been confirmed rumors about Twitter planning to use Cassandra for a long time. But except the mentioned post, I couldn’t find any other references. Twitter is fun by itself and we all know that NoSQL projects love Twitter .