Apache Cassandra is a popular database for several reasons. The open source, distributed, NoSQL database has no single point of failure, so it’s well suited for high-availability applications. It supports multi-datacenter replication, allowing organizations to achieve greater resiliency by, for example, storing data across multiple Amazon Web Services availability zones. It also offers massive and linear scalability, so any number of nodes can easily be added to any Cassandra cluster in any datacenter.
Hoping to tap into the highly lucrative and popular Raspberry Pi market – 12.5 million sales in five years – Linaro and Huawei have unveiled a high-end (read: expensive) rival.
The HiKey 960 96Boards are designed as alternatives to Raspberry Pi, using ARM mobile technology specifically for Android developers.