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Subject [Cassandra Wiki] Update of "FAQ" by Nick Pavlica
Date Mon, 29 Mar 2010 20:35:46 GMT
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The "FAQ" page has been changed by Nick Pavlica.


  These notes were taken from the Cassandra limitations section (
+ [CassandraLimitiations]
  * Cassandra's public API is based on Thrift, which offers no streaming abilities -- any
value written or fetched has to fit in memory.  This is inherent to Thrift's design; I don't
see it changing.  So adding large object support to Cassandra would need a special API that
manually split the large objects up into pieces.  Jonathan Ellis sketched out one approach
in  As a workaround in the meantime, you
can manually split files into chunks of whatever size you are comfortable with -- at least
one person is using 64MB -- and making a file correspond to a row, with the chunks as column

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