How the database reads and writes data

Understanding how the DataStax Distribution of Apache Cassandra database stores data.

To manage and access data, it is important to understand how the DataStax Distribution of Apache Cassandra™ (DDAC) database stores data. The hinted handoff feature plus conformance and non-conformance to the ACID (atomicity, consistency, isolation, durability) database properties are key concepts to understand reads and writes. In DDAC, consistency refers to how up-to-date and synchronized a row of data is on all of its replicas.

Client utilities and application programming interfaces (APIs) for developing applications for data storage and retrieval are available through the DataStax drivers.