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From "Benedict (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (CASSANDRA-8119) More Expressive Consistency Levels
Date Tue, 17 Feb 2015 19:06:12 GMT

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Benedict commented on CASSANDRA-8119:
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I wonder if, as another (or related) patch we might want to introduce DC "groups" so that
we could specify, say, "QUORUM in any primary DC"  and "QUORUM in any backup DC", or "QUORUM
in any European DC" and "QUORUM in any other DC"

> More Expressive Consistency Levels
> ----------------------------------
>
>                 Key: CASSANDRA-8119
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CASSANDRA-8119
>             Project: Cassandra
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>          Components: API
>            Reporter: Tyler Hobbs
>
> For some multi-datacenter environments, the current set of consistency levels are too
restrictive.  For example, the following consistency requirements cannot be expressed:
> * LOCAL_QUORUM in two specific DCs
> * LOCAL_QUORUM in the local DC plus LOCAL_QUORUM in at least one other DC
> * LOCAL_QUORUM in the local DC plus N remote replicas in any DC
> I propose that we add a new consistency level: CUSTOM.  In the v4 (or v5) protocol, this
would be accompanied by an additional map argument.  A map of {DC: CL} or a map of {DC: int}
is sufficient to cover the first example.  If we accept a special keys to represent "any datacenter",
the second case can be handled.  A similar technique could be used for "any other nodes".
> I'm not in love with the special keys, so if anybody has ideas for something more elegant,
feel free to propose them.  The main idea is that we want to be flexible enough to cover any
reasonable consistency or durability requirements.



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