Since Apache introduced its open source Cassandra NoSQL database, scalability has been one of the primary selling points.
Now, with the new release of Cassandra 0.7, Apache is doubling down on that promise, offering large row support for as many as 2 billion columns per row.
The Cassandra NoSQL database, pioneered by Facebook developers, has now found a home in many of the most prominent Web properties, such as Twitter, Reddit and Digg. But as the database has grown, adoption has come from technologists working in fields across the spectrum.
“We continue to see interest in Cassandra from a variety of market verticals, everything from e-commerce to government,” said Jonathan Ellis, vice president of Apache Cassandra.
Database Journal reports on the release of Apache Cassandra 0.7, and looks ahead to the features planned for the next major update.