by, 02-21-2012 at 09:12 PM (2104 Views)
Before taking any start along with Cassandra, it is important to be well aware of the fact that many alternatives exists for complimenting the relational database. E.g., memcached has been made to be used for Livejournal.com, and is free of cost. If you apply such solution to some larger Mysql database alone, you may expect a great performance boost of 100 times.
Other than this, another famous Nosql solution that has been well renowned is MongoDB, which has been written in language C++. Its purpose is to give Cassandra same services however a little more than simple vale/key store, as memcached does.