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From Jonathan Ellis <>
Subject Re: Persistently increasing read latency
Date Fri, 04 Dec 2009 20:09:38 GMT
On Fri, Dec 4, 2009 at 1:31 PM, Freeman, Tim <> wrote:
>>Fundamentally there's only so much I/O you can do at a time.  If you
>>don't have enough, you need to upgrade to servers with better i/o
>>(i.e. not EC2: and/or
>>more ram to cache the reads against.
> I agree that any given configuration will support a limited amount of I/O.
> For the first few hours of my load test, I have enough I/O.  The problem is that Cassandra
is spending too much I/O on reads and writes and too little on compactions to function well
in the long term.

If you don't have enough room for both, it doesn't matter how you prioritize.

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