Personally I find the claims of "orders of magnitude faster than other traditional servers" pretty hard to swallow, but such claims are also "traditional" in their own way, so who am I to complain? :)
> For some applications a single-process server may not
> be right, but for the rest convenience usually trumps
> performance. (Witness MongoDB beating Riak or Cassandra.)
It doesn't really make sense to compare Cassandra to MongoDB and Riak, since traditionally Cassandra is used with a much weaker consistency model.
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