30 May, 2014
Company NameApache Cassandra
Founded2008 (Pre-Apache Release)
Big Data Landscape CategoryDatabases / Data Warehousing
HQForest Hill, MD
CEOBrett Porter (Apache Software Foundation chair)
Apache Cassandra is an open source, NoSQL database management system that accommodates data across multiple servers. Cassandra offers a low latency experience for users, as well as asynchronous masterless replication.
Other features of Apache Cassandra include: easy data distribution, transaction support, peer-to-peer symmetric nodes, automatic data partitioning, elastic scalability and continuous availability ensuring no single point of failure.
Chairman: Brett Porter (Apache Software Foundation chair)
Creators: Avinash Lakshman and Prashant Malik at Facebook
2008: Cassandra has its initial release on Google Code
2009: Apache Cassandra adopted as an Apache Incubator project
2010: Apache Cassandra graduated as a top priority project at Apache; version 0.6 released
2011: Version 1.0 released
2013: Version 2.0 released
The Apache Software Foundation is headquartered in Forest Hill, Maryland, USA.