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Video: How SimpleGeo Built a Scalable Geospatial Database with Apache Cassandra

February 17th, 2011 02:30 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

SimpleGeo provides a platform for developers to build location-aware applications, and it has the distinction of being our Most Promising Company For 2011.

Spatial data is multidimensional, so SimpleGeo had to build its own indexing scheme for Apache Cassandra to handle its data. In this presentation, Mike Malone, an infrastructure engineer at SimpleGeo, explains how and why the company did it.

Malone also shared a slide deck explaining all of this last year:

If you want even more information on different types of consistency in NoSQL databases, check out this presentation from MongoDB‘s Roger Bodamer.

Source: Video: How SimpleGeo Built a Scalable Geospatial Database with Apache Cassandra

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