Stories by Rick Grehan

An introduction to Cassandra

Apache Cassandra is a free, open source NoSQL database designed to manage very large data sets (think petabytes) across large clusters of commodity servers. Among many distinguishing features, Cassandra excels at scaling writes as well as reads, and its "master-less" architecture makes creating and expanding clusters relatively straightforward. For organizations seeking a data store that can support rapid and massive growth, Cassandra should be high on the list of options to consider.

Managing your content with XML

Content is the lifeblood of any organisation that relies on information. If documents are lost in filing cabinets or hidden away on hard drives, the knowledge they carry is buried. But when content is organised and searchable that information lives on. It does useful work over and over again as it is referenced, consulted and combined with other information.