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From "Jonathan Ellis (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (CASSANDRA-8866) PartitionedCompactionStrategy
Date Thu, 05 Mar 2015 04:29:38 GMT


Jonathan Ellis commented on CASSANDRA-8866:

What do you mean?  If we have one file per partition it doesn't matter a whole lot if those
files are all on the same disk.

> PartitionedCompactionStrategy
> -----------------------------
>                 Key: CASSANDRA-8866
>                 URL:
>             Project: Cassandra
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>            Reporter: Takenori Sato
>         Attachments: cassandra-2.0-8866.txt
> PartitionedCompactionStrategy is a new compaction strategy with the following goals in
> * Column tombstone removal effectiveness
> * Read performance
> As the name suggests, PartitionedCompactionStrategy actively splits un-partitioned sstables(newly
flushed, imported, compaction strategy switch) into partitions by IPartitioner. The number
of nodes will be configurable.
> Then, PartitionedCompactionStrategy finds an interesting partition at compaction based
on the followings:
> - the number of sstables
> - the ratio of droppable tombstones
> - read hotness
> You may think this design looks similar to SizeTieredCompactionStrategy and LeveledCompactionStrategy,
but the big difference is that a compaction by PartitionedCompactionStrategy is based on rows(a
partitions). And this allows more effective column tombstone removal, and better read performance.
> Also note that this will not require any changes to the other components. So this is
expected to be a purely pluggable compaction strategy.
> A possible implementation of _PertitionedCompactionStrategy#getNextBackgroundTask()_
is as follows:
> # find un-partitioned sstables
> # split un-partitioned sstables into partitiones
> # group all the sstables into partitions
> # find an interesting partition
> #* the number of sstables
> #* the number of droppable tombstones
> #* hotness
> # create a compaction task for the interesting bucket if found

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