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DataStax has announced the technical achievement and general availability of Storage-Attached Indexing (SAI), fundamentally advancing indexing in Apache Cassandra.

Storage-Attached Indexing is claimed to be a powerful index in Apache Cassandra, making the open-source, scale-out, cloud-native NoSQL database more usable. With Storage-Attached Indexing, developers now have accessibility to familiar indexing and queries – such as WHERE clauses – in Apache Cassandra.

The index implementation enables users to index multiple columns on the same table without scaling issues. It is optimized for storage and helps with Apache Cassandra performance and provides operational simplicity.

DataStax has also opened a Cassandra Enhancement Proposal (CEP) with the Apache Cassandra project to share this with the open source community. The move is likely to benefit all users of the popular, open source database.

Developers require a simple experience to leverage the power of Apache Cassandra for application development. Apache Cassandra is claimed to be the proven open-source, NoSQL database of the internet’s largest applications and hardened by the world’s top enterprises.

Storage-Attached Indexing is now generally available in Astra and DSE 6.8.3.

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