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From "Aleksey Yeschenko (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Created] (CASSANDRA-10995) Consider disabling sstable compression by default in 3.x
Date Mon, 11 Jan 2016 01:50:39 GMT
Aleksey Yeschenko created CASSANDRA-10995:

             Summary: Consider disabling sstable compression by default in 3.x
                 Key: CASSANDRA-10995
             Project: Cassandra
          Issue Type: Improvement
            Reporter: Aleksey Yeschenko

With the new sstable format introduced in CASSANDRA-8099, it's very likely that enabled sstable
compression is no longer the right default option.

[~slebresne]'s [blog post|] on the new storage
engine has some comparison numbers for 2.2/3.0, with and without compression that show that
in many cases compression no longer has a significant effect on sstable sizes - all while
sill consuming extra resources for both writes (compression) and reads (decompression).

We should run a comprehensive set of benchmarks to determine whether or not compression should
be switched to 'off' now in 3.x.

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