Important Considerations for Maximizing Performance and Ensuring Uninterrupted Operation with the Cassandra Database

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Volume-71 Issue-9
Year of Publication : 2023
Authors : Venugopal Thati
DOI :  10.14445/22312803/IJCTT-V71I9P103

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Venugopal Thati, "Important Considerations for Maximizing Performance and Ensuring Uninterrupted Operation with the Cassandra Database," International Journal of Computer Trends and Technology, vol. 71, no. 9, pp. 15-21, 2023. Crossref,

In the world of digital transformation and applications made available globally by enterprises for their customers, it is becoming very important to keep systems online 24/7, incurring no downtime. Moreover, these systems must scale as the demand grows and perform optimally to meet business needs. One key component in any enterprise application is the database, and it is a challenging component to scale easily compared to the front-end web apps or backend services where no state is maintained. There has been tremendous growth over the last decade in distributed NoSQL databases, which promise to solve availability, scalability, and reliability challenges. Moreover, several top-tier companies successfully implemented solutions for their businesses using these distributed databases, and some of these companies are contributing to introducing more features in these databases. This article covers important facets of achieving zero unscheduled downtime, fault tolerance, high availability, and scalability with Cassandra. Cassandra can be self-managed or used as a managed service from public cloud offerings. Insights shared in the article are from the research and practical experiences in self-managing the geographically distributed cluster and designing applications to use the Cassandra database efficiently.

Availability, Cassandra, Distributed databases, NoSQL, Scalability.


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