Understanding the database architecture
Datastax strongly recommends taking time to read these topics. Understanding how the database works and how it differs from a relational database will save you a lot of time when setting up and operating DataStax Enterprise in a production environment.
- Architecture in brief
Essential information for understanding and using DataStax Enterprise.
- Internode communications (gossip)
DataStax Enterprise uses a protocol called gossip to discover location and state information about the other nodes participating in a cluster.
- Data distribution and replication
How data is distributed and factors influencing replication.
- Node repair in DataStax Enterprise
Node repair is the process that the database uses to make sure data in every replica is consistent with other replicas.