Apache Cassandra

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Apache Cassandra is an open source, distributed, non-relational database. It was originally developed by Avinash Lakshman and Prashant Malik for Facebook.[1] In 2008, Facebook released the source code for the project, which is now made available by the Apache Foundation under the Apache License.[2] As of June 2010, Cassandra remains in production use at Facebook, powering the inbox search features on facebook.com.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Apache Foundation. "FrontPage - Cassandra Wiki". Online. <http://wiki.apache.org/cassandra/>. Accessed: 2010-07-04.
  2. Apache Foundation. "The Apache Cassandra Project". Online. <http://cassandra.apache.org/>. Accessed: 2010-07-04.