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From "Benedict (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Updated] (CASSANDRA-7937) Apply backpressure gently when overloaded with writes
Date Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:51:33 GMT

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Benedict updated CASSANDRA-7937:
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    Labels: performance  (was: )

> Apply backpressure gently when overloaded with writes
> -----------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: CASSANDRA-7937
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CASSANDRA-7937
>             Project: Cassandra
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: Core
>         Environment: Cassandra 2.0
>            Reporter: Piotr Kołaczkowski
>              Labels: performance
>
> When writing huge amounts of data into C* cluster from analytic tools like Hadoop or
Apache Spark, we can see that often C* can't keep up with the load. This is because analytic
tools typically write data "as fast as they can" in parallel, from many nodes and they are
not artificially rate-limited, so C* is the bottleneck here. Also, increasing the number of
nodes doesn't really help, because in a collocated setup this also increases number of Hadoop/Spark
nodes (writers) and although possible write performance is higher, the problem still remains.
> We observe the following behavior:
> 1. data is ingested at an extreme fast pace into memtables and flush queue fills up
> 2. the available memory limit for memtables is reached and writes are no longer accepted
> 3. the application gets hit by "write timeout", and retries repeatedly, in vain 
> 4. after several failed attempts to write, the job gets aborted 
> Desired behaviour:
> 1. data is ingested at an extreme fast pace into memtables and flush queue fills up
> 2. after exceeding some memtable "fill threshold", C* applies rate limiting to writes
- the more the buffers are filled-up, the less writes/s are accepted, however writes still
occur within the write timeout.
> 3. thanks to slowed down data ingestion, now flush can happen before all the memory gets
used
> Of course the details how rate limiting could be done are up for a discussion.
> It may be also worth considering putting such logic into the driver, not C* core, but
then C* needs to expose at least the following information to the driver, so we could calculate
the desired maximum data rate:
> 1. current amount of memory available for writes before they would completely block
> 2. total amount of data queued to be flushed and flush progress (amount of data to flush
remaining for the memtable currently being flushed)
> 3. average flush write speed



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