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This post was written and contributed by Nati Shalom, CTO & Co-Founder of Gigaspaces, a Rackspace Cloud Tools Partner.
Cassandra has received a lot of attention of late, and more people are now evaluating it for their organization. As these folks work to get up to speed, the shortcomings in our documentation become all the more apparent. Easily, the worst of these is explaining the data model to those with an existing background in relational databases.
Unprecedented data volumes are driving businesses to look at alternatives to the traditional relational database technology that has served us well for over thirty years.  Collectively, these alternatives have become known as “NoSQL databases.”
Jonathan Ellis, System Architect for The Rackspace Cloud here. Last week I flew to California to attend the Hadoop Summit and NoSQL conference.
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