Benefits of Cassandra
by, 02-23-2012 at 07:30 PM (2495 Views)
Cassandra database provides a number of benefits. Key benefits of Cassandra database are:
- Fault Tolerant: It is fault tolerant. Cassandra automatically replicates data to multiple nodes for fault tolerance. Any failed node is replaced immediately with no downtime.
- Decentralized: It is based on decentralized approach. Every node in Cassandra database cluster is identical. Also there are no network bottlenecks. – Every node in the cluster is identical. There are no network bottlenecks. Also there is not a single point of failure.
- Flexible: Cassandra is flexible database. When you add new machines, its read/write throughput is increased linearly without any downtime to failure to other applications that are using it in real time.
- Highly Available: Cassandra offers a tunable consistency level and is highly available.