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From "Coe, Robin" <>
Subject RE: data modeling question
Date Thu, 03 Dec 2009 22:23:17 GMT
Yup, this looks like pretty good coverage of the topic.

I *think* I like the idea of Cassandra pushing a CF change to its peers, as opposed to managing
it by a separate admin task, simply because I wouldn't want a change managed by an application
admin to be missed because of bad communication, forgetfulness, etc., with the Ops team.

So, considering that I currently have to take down a node to make a CF change, I'm wondering
how to perform automatic failover from my application?  Is there a mechanism by which I can
request from Cassandra all the destination IP:ports for the nodes in a cluster, so I can adapt
dynamically?  For example, if I ramp up/down Cassandra instances based on server load, I would
like my application to automatically know what servers are available, to execute automatic
reconnection when the node I'm connected to goes down.


-----Original Message-----
From: Jonathan Ellis [] 
Sent: December 3, 2009 4:32 PM
Subject: Re: data modeling question

On Thu, Dec 3, 2009 at 3:22 PM, Coe, Robin <> wrote:
> I seem to recall some talk about dynamically setting a key space or maybe it was dynamically
loading column families?  Is this already a feature request, to your knowledge, or should
I open a Jira issue? maybe?

> If yes to opening a Jira issue, should it be the feature of dynamically reloading the
config or dynamically creating CFs?

Well, it's sort of the same thing, in that you need the latter and the
former is the simplest way to actually interface with it.


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