Cassandra 0.8.0 was announced today and it brings quite a few exciting new features:
Cassandra Query Language
How would you feel about a query language? Good, because now Cassandra is not only NoSQL, it’s MoSQL. 0.8 is the debut of CQL (Cassandra Query Language), an SQL-alike query language. We already have language drivers for Java (JDBC), Twisted (txcql), Python (DBAPI2), and Node.js, and more are on the way!
There’s also a (low quality) video on skillsmatter website.
Eric Evans again:
Cassandra also has distributed counters now. With counters, you can count stuff, and counting stuff rocks.
intranode traffic encryption
A rolling restart will get your cluster up and running with Cassandra 0.8.0
Original title and link: Cassandra 0.8 Featuring a Query Language and Distributed Counters (NoSQL databases © myNoSQL)