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Co-Process for backup/recovery, Token Management, and Centralized Configuration management for Cassandra.
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Priam is a process/tool that runs alongside Apache Cassandra to automate the following:
- Backup and recovery (Complete and incremental)
- Token management
- Configuration
- Support AWS environment

Apache Cassandra is a highly available, column oriented database:

The name 'Priam' refers to King of Troy in Greek mythology, who the father of Cassandra. 

Priam is actively developed and used at Netflix. 

- Token management using SimpleDB
- Support multi-region Cassandra deployment in AWS via public IP.
- Automated security group update in multi-region environment.
- Backup SSTables from local ephemeral disks to S3.
- Uses Snappy compression to compress backup data on the fly. 
- Backup throttling
- Pluggable modules for future enhancements (support for multiple data storage).
- APIs to list and restore backup data.
- REST APIs for backup/restore and other operations
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