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.”