Word of the Day: Tech Definitions from WhatIs.com

May 22 2012   12:03PM GMT

Overheard talking about Digg and Cassandra

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

Built on mostly open source software and commodity hardware, Digg dropped its open source MySQL database in favor of Cassandra, a non-relational, “NoSQL” database that was developed by Facebook and handed over to the Apache Software Foundation.” — Rob Barry

Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is Digg, a social news site that allows members to raise the visibility of stories they like best and bury stories they don’t like. Digg was launched back in 2004.

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