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From Sally Khudairi ...@apache.org>
Subject The Apache Software Foundation announces Apache™ Cassandra™ v3.0
Date Tue, 10 Nov 2015 10:29:36 GMT
>> this announcement is available online at http://s.apache.org/f4Y

Open Source distributed database management system simplifies Big Data application development
with new features, performance optimizations, and significant storage savings 

Forest Hill, MD —10 November 2015— The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), the all-volunteer
developers, stewards, and incubators of more than 350 Open Source projects and initiatives,
announced today the availability of Apache™ Cassandra™ v3.0, the Open Source distributed
database management system. 

Designed to handle large amounts of data across many commodity servers, Apache Cassandra provides
high availability with no single point of failure. v3.0 is a new milestone in the database’s
evolution with performance optimizations, improved data consistency operations, an average
of 50% data storage savings, and numerous important developer enhancements, such as new materialized
views, that greatly simplify application development. 

"It's exciting to break new ground with the materialized views in Cassandra 3.0," said Jonathan
Ellis, Vice President of Apache Cassandra. "Open source at Apache is clearly the leading source
of innovation in the Big Data space today." 

"Cassandra 3.0 represents a significant shift in both plumbing and usability," said Robbie
Strickland, Director of Software Engineering at The Weather Channel. "A CQL-centric storage
model and the advent of materialized views should dramatically reduce the learning curve and
help increase its utility for a wider range of use cases." 

"Materialized Views in Cassandra 3.0 continues the CQL tradition of adding new features that
improve usability," said Aaron Morton, founder at Big Data consultancy The Last Pickle. "By
supporting a common use pattern as a first class entity in the database, developers of all
levels will find it easier to deliver great products." 

"With each version Cassandra has consistently raised the bar on distributed database scalability
and performance," said Russell Bradberry, founder at cloud metrics company SimpleReach. "Version
3.0 does all this and adds an amazing feature set.  Materialized views and User Defined Aggregates
will allow SimpleReach to move a large portion of data manipulation logic to where the data
lives. We anticipate a dramatic increase in performance and reliability across the board."

Catch Apache Cassandra in action at Strata Singapore, 1 December 2015 http://conferences.oreilly.com/strata/big-data-conference-sg-2015
and Cassandra Day Toronto, 7 December 2015 http://www.eventbrite.com/e/cassandra-day-toronto-2015-december-8th-2015-tickets-15053043057

Availability and Oversight 
Apache Cassandra software is released under the Apache License v2.0 and is overseen by a self-selected
team of active contributors to the project. A Project Management Committee (PMC) guides the
Project's day-to-day operations, including community development and product releases. For
downloads, documentation, and ways to become involved with Apache Cassandra, visit http://cassandra.apache.org/
and https://twitter.com/cassandra 

About The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) 
Established in 1999, the all-volunteer Foundation oversees more than 350 leading Open Source
projects, including Apache HTTP Server --the world's most popular Web server software. Through
the ASF's meritocratic process known as "The Apache Way," more than 550 individual Members
and 5,000 Committers successfully collaborate to develop freely available enterprise-grade
software, benefiting millions of users worldwide: thousands of software solutions are distributed
under the Apache License; and the community actively participates in ASF mailing lists, mentoring
initiatives, and ApacheCon, the Foundation's official user conference, trainings, and expo.
The ASF is a US 501(c)(3) charitable organization, funded by individual donations and corporate
sponsors including Bloomberg, Budget Direct, Cerner, Citrix, Cloudera, Comcast, Facebook,
Google, Hortonworks, HP, IBM, InMotion Hosting, iSigma, Matt Mullenweg, Microsoft, Pivotal,
Produban, WANdisco, and Yahoo. For more information, visit http://www.apache.org/ or follow
@TheASF on Twitter. 

© The Apache Software Foundation. "Apache", "Cassandra", "Apache Cassandra", and "ApacheCon"
are registered trademarks or trademarks of the Apache Software Foundation in the United States
and/or other countries. All other brands and trademarks are the property of their respective

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