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From "Dikang Gu (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Created] (CASSANDRA-13474) Cassandra pluggable storage engine
Date Tue, 25 Apr 2017 23:07:04 GMT
Dikang Gu created CASSANDRA-13474:

             Summary: Cassandra pluggable storage engine
                 Key: CASSANDRA-13474
             Project: Cassandra
          Issue Type: New Feature
            Reporter: Dikang Gu

We did some experiment to switch Cassandra's storage engine to RocksDB.

In the experiment, I built a prototype to integrate Cassandra 3.0.12 and RocksDB on single
column (key-value) use case, shadowed one of our production use case, and saw about 4-6X P99
read latency drop during peak time, compared to 3.0.12. Also, the P99 latency became more
predictable as well.

Here is detailed note with more metrics:

I think the biggest latency win comes from we get rid of most Java garbages created by current
read/write path and compactions, which reduces the JVM overhead and makes the latency to be
more predictable.

We are very excited about the potential performance gain. As the next step, I propose to make
the Cassandra storage engine to be pluggable (like Mysql and MongoDB), and we are very interested
in providing RocksDB as one storage option with more predictable performance, together with

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