April 23, 2019

As developers, knowledge is the main thing that holds us back.  The phrase “the more you know” has never been truer. From learning new languages and technologies to better understanding the theory around them, we must expand our...

April 4, 2019

As a software industry veteran I’ve s̶e̶e̶n̶ / e̶x̶p̶e̶r̶i̶e̶n̶c̶e̶d̶ / i̶n̶f̶l̶i̶c̶t̶e̶d̶ / been victimized by any number of inventive approaches to integrating and testing distributed systems, so the title of this post is a bit tongue-in-cheek...

April 3, 2019

Lightweight transactions are extremely powerful when used correctly.  They not only enable you to use a highly durable distributed system in an ACID-like way, but they also allow you to do it with ease. In this blog, we'll explore lightweight...

March 21, 2019



The Java driver team is pleased to announce the general availability of two new major versions: OSS driver 4.0.0 and DSE driver 2.0.0.

These are long-awaited versions that address longstanding issues with...

March 12, 2019

Denise Gosnell interviews Dave Bechberger live at Data Day Texas regarding challenges when developing Graph based applications, recommendations on approaches to take, and what resources are available for developers new to Graph.

March 6, 2019

Let’s talk about the analogy of Apache Cassandra Datacenter & Racks to actual datacenter and racks. I kind of enjoy the use of the terms datacenter and racks to describe architectural elements of Cassandra. However, as time moves on...

February 27, 2019

Cassandra is a super fast and scalable database. In the right context, this statement is more or less true. Of course, our context is how we are using this database. And believe me, if you have never used distributed databases before, this would...

February 20, 2019

Patrick talks with Holden Karau, Developer Advocate at Google, about ways to incorporate Spark in your application without impacting performance or having to learn Scala.

February 20, 2019

When I worked at Basho in 2013, I wrote about consistent hashing as part of a series called “...