Looking to the future with Cassandra

Highly interesting article on Digg The Blog: Digg implemented their new badges feature in Cassandra, a distributed, structured key-value store also used at Facebook. — “When an item is dugg, we asynchronously populate Cassandra. This job fetches the list of followers of the digging user, and places one column in each of their buckets. This is a large amount of data for popular users. Kevin Rose, for example, has 40,000 followers. Thanks to Cassandra’s excellent write performance and batch operations, every column is inserted at once, atomically, in under a second.

Published by Bramus!

Bramus is a frontend web developer from Belgium, working as a Chrome Developer Relations Engineer at Google. From the moment he discovered view-source at the age of 14 (way back in 1997), he fell in love with the web and has been tinkering with it ever since (more …)

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