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Issue 24 — August 8, 2014
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Apache Cassandra was originally created by Facebook to juggle the large amounts of data generated by its users. This Wired feature looks at the birth of Cassandra and DataStax, a company at the heart of the Cassandra ecosystem.

Geoff Wozniak
“I’ve come to the conclusion that, for me, ORMs are more detriment than benefit. In short, they can be used to nicely augment working with SQL in a program, but they should not replace it.”

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CB Insights
The database part is interesting with MySQL and Oracle leading the way.

Max Schireson has stepped down from the lead role at MongoDB and Dev Ittycheria has taken his place.


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In brief

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