The developers behind Apache Cassandra are confident that their distributed database management system is ready for general enterprise use, and, after three years of development, have released version 1.0 of their open-source software.
Apache Cassandra software is available for no cost under the Apache License version 2.0. DataStax, where Ellis serves as chief technology officer, offers a commercially supported version of Cassandra, called DataStax Enterprise.
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