ApacheCon Europe 2012

Rhein-Neckar-Arena, Sinsheim, Germany

5–8 November 2012

Cassandra 2012: What's New and Upcoming

Sam Tunnicliffe

Audience level:
NoSQL Database

Wednesday 1:45 p.m.–2:45 p.m. in Level 2 Right


Having established itself as a leading solution for mission-critical, high performance use cases, Apache Cassandra reached its 1.0 release in late 2011. This year has seen two further point releases, each adding many new features.


This talk will review the progress made in the past year and look forward to what's on the roadmap for Cassandra in coming releases.

Cassandra 1.1 - April 2012

  • Global row & key caches
  • Simplified cache configuration
  • Row level isolation
  • Per dataset storage configuration (enabling SSDs for hot datasets)

Cassandra 1.2 - October 2012

  • CQL 3.0 - including support for collections
  • CQL binary protocol
  • Virtual nodes
  • Query tracing
  • Concurrent schema changes
  • JBOD support

Cassandra n.n

  • Future development and roadmap