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.

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