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From Jonathan Ellis <>
Subject Re: How to lower the number of <CF> has reached it's threshold ?
Date Wed, 20 Jan 2010 16:31:30 GMT
On Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 10:23 AM, Richard Grossman <> wrote:
> I use cassandra to store data but the data loading is massive.
> After advise from Jonathan I've turn the code to multithread but now the
> server are just overloaded when I load data.
> I get all the time
> channelShow has reached its threshold; switching in a fresh Memtable
> INFO - Enqueuing flush of Memtable(channelShow)@23496883

> The second question is really direct : do you think it's insane to use EC2
> small instance to build a cassandra cluster. The machine are virtualized
> with 2G memory

If I were going to use EC2 I would try high-cpu medium as well
depending on workload.

I would also look at RCS (rackspace cloud servers) b/c of burstable
cpu and better local disk performance.  (EC2 also has EBS, but maybe
you don't want to rely on network storage on EC2 --


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