Distributed SECONDO: A Highly Available and Scalable System for Spatial Data Processing

  • Jan Kristof NidzwetzkiEmail author
  • Ralf Hartmut Güting
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9239)


Cassandra is a highly available and scalable data store but it provides only limited capabilities for data analyses. However, database management systems (DBMS) provide a lot of functions to analyze data but most of them scale poorly. In this paper, a novel method is proposed to couple Cassandra with a DBMS. The result is a highly available and scalable system that provides all the functions from the DBMS in a distributed manner. Cassandra is used as a data store and the DBMS Secondo is used as a query processing engine. Secondo is an extensible DBMS, it provides various data models, e.g. models for spatial data and moving objects data. With Distributed Secondo functions like spatial joins can be performed distributed and parallelized on many computers.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jan Kristof Nidzwetzki
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ralf Hartmut Güting
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Mathematics and Computer ScienceFernUniversität HagenHagenGermany

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