All about using the Apache Cassandra database in a technology stack:
The Apache Cassandra database is the right choice when you need scalability and high availability without compromising performance. Linear scalability and proven fault-tolerance on commodity hardware or cloud infrastructure make it the perfect platform for mission-critical data. Cassandra’s support for replicating across multiple datacenters is best-in-class, providing lower latency for your users and the peace of mind of knowing that you can survive regional outages.
Planet Cassandra, a Datastax Community Service, offers resources for Cassandra development.
brew info cassandra in
Terminal on Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks and got the following output:
Last login: Thu Oct 9 07:11:43 on ttys000 dlcmba:~$ brew info cassandra cassandra: stable 2.1.0 http://cassandra.apache.org Not installed From: https://github.com/Homebrew/homebrew/blob/master/Library/Formula/cassandra.rb ==> Caveats If you plan to use the CQL shell (cqlsh), you will need the Python CQL library installed. Since Homebrew prefers using pip for Python packages, you can install that using: pip install cql To have launchd start cassandra at login: ln -sfv /usr/local/opt/cassandra/*.plist ~/Library/LaunchAgents Then to load cassandra now: launchctl load ~/Library/LaunchAgents/homebrew.mxcl.cassandra.plist