Hadoop, BigData and Cassandra with Jonathan Ellis
Today I spoke with Jonathan Ellis who is the Project Chair of the Apache Cassandra project http://cassandra.apache.org/ and co-founder of Riptano, the source for professional Cassandra support http://riptano.com. It was a great discussion about Hadoop, BigData, Cassandra and Open Source.
We talked about the recent Cassandra 0.6 NoSQL integration and support for Hadoop Map/Reduce against the data stored in Cassandra and some of what is coming up in the 0.7 release.
We touched on how Pig is currently supported and why the motivation for Hive integration may not have any support with Cassandra in the future.
We also got a bit into a discussion of HBase vs Cassandra and some of the benefits & drawbacks as they live in your ecosystem (e.g. HBase is to OLAP as Cassandra is to OLTP).