Due to the distributed nature of non-relational databases, traditional backup and recovery solutions are unable to meet these new data protection requirements, which includes: cluster-consistent and online backup, granular recovery, restore to different topology for staging and test/dev, and scale-out software only product for high-availability.
This overview showcases 3 existing data protection solutions for Cassandra database (Apache and DataStax versions) based on their value and deployment costs. Amazon AWS will be used as the deployment environment, but the same arguments hold true for any other on-premise or cloud environment.