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A Cassandra Glossary

If you are just starting to look into Cassandra or want to explain some Cassandra (and not only) terms to your friends or colleagues this might be a good resource defining over 50 terms.

Snitch
A snitch is Cassandra’s way of mapping a node to a physical location in the network. It helps determine the location of a node relative to another node in order to assist with discovery and ensure efficient request routing. There are different kinds of snitches.

Also, you can use our guide to getting started with Cassandra.

via: http://io.typepad.com/glossary.html