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The U.S. government will be using NoSQL database technology Cassandra for a 400-node cluster for intelligence mining. In addition, Riptano, the Austin, Texas-based Cassandra-focussed startup says now the open source NoSQL software is ready to run on Amazon’s EC2 service.

Cassandra might have taken a licking in the media over its role in the new Digg rollout debacle, but that hasn’t deterred the U.S. government from taking a gander with the open source NoSQL database technology that can trace its roots back to Facebook. In addition, the newest version of the software is ready to tap into Amazon’s cloud in a bog way.

Riptano, a Cassandra-centric software startup based in Austin, Texas, will work together with Digital Reasoning Systems, a data analytics company, to deploy the open-source Cassandra management solution, PyStratus. From the Riptano Blog:

Today, Riptano and Digital Reasoning announced a partnership to advance cloud-scale analytics solutions in commercial and government markets. Earlier this year, Digital Reasoning began building its analytics product, Synthesis, on Cassandra. It is now deploying Synthesis inside the intelligence community across a 400-node cluster. Cassandra and Synthesis together will derive actionable intelligence from hundreds of millions of documents.

Digital Reasoning had developed PyStratus to run Cassandra in the cloud. By open-sourcing it, the two companies are making it easier for them to run Cassandra on Amazon EC2.

From the archives, a video interview with Riptano CEO Matt Pfiel:

Related Research about NoSQL Databases from GigaOM Pro:

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