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Up and running with Cassandra. Twitter are beginning to use Cassandra, the open source branch of Facebook’s BigTable-like non-relational database. Evan Weaver explains how to get started with it, but warns that it’s not yet a good idea to trust data to it without having a full backup in an unrelated storage engine.

# 7th July 2009, 11:18 am / bigtable, cassandra, evanweaver, facebook, nonrelationaldatabases, scaling, twitter