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Gowalla: All content tagged as Gowalla in NoSQL databases and polyglot persistence

Cassandra at Gowalla

Interestingly Gowalla doesn’t use Cassandra for storing locations (SimpleGeo and Twitter do that), but for other 4 scenarios: audit, activity feed service, active stories, and social graph caches.

Don’t use it because you read a blog post about it. Use it because it fits your application and your team is excited about using it.

Original title and link: Cassandra at Gowalla (NoSQL database©myNoSQL)

via: http://weblog.therealadam.com/2011/12/01/cassandra-at-gowalla/