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From "Aleksey Yeschenko (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (CASSANDRA-7679) Batch DDL
Date Sun, 03 Aug 2014 16:36:12 GMT


Aleksey Yeschenko commented on CASSANDRA-7679:

Not a new idea, but we are going to keep fighting it and similar ones for as long as we can.
Because if batch DDL is a solution to your problem, then you are using Cassandra wrong.

> Batch DDL
> ---------
>                 Key: CASSANDRA-7679
>                 URL:
>             Project: Cassandra
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>            Reporter: Robert Stupp
> Just an idea: To improve speed of DDL in clusters with lots of Keyspaces/Tables/Columns
it might help to collect a bunch of schema changes and propagate them as a single bunch of
> Such a DDL batch would
> # execute DDLs locally and collect all mutations
> # broadcast all mutations at once
> # schema agreement
> # return list<SchemaChange> via native protocol to the client
> So {{DefsTables.mergeSchemaInternal}} (which seems to be the expensive part) would only
execute once per DDL batch on each node.
> DDL batches would not be atomic.

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