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From Jeff Zhang <>
Subject Re: Is that possible to write a file system over Cassandra?
Date Thu, 15 Apr 2010 02:36:38 GMT
We are currently doing such things, and now we are still at the start stage.

Currently we only plan to store small files. For large files, splitting to
small blocks is really one of our options.
You can check out from here

Document for this project is lack now, but still welcome any feedback and

On Wed, Apr 14, 2010 at 7:32 PM, Miguel Verde <>wrote:

> On Wed, Apr 14, 2010 at 9:26 PM, Avinash Lakshman <
>> wrote:
>> OPP is not required here. You would be better off using a Random
>> partitioner because you want to get a random distribution of the metadata.
> Not required, certainly.  However, it strikes me that 1 cluster is better
> than 2, and most consumers of a filesystem would expect to be able to get an
> ordered listing or tree of the metadata which is easy using the OPP row key
> pattern listed previously.  You could still do this with the Random
> partitioner using column names in rows to describe the structure but the
> current compaction limitations could be an issue if a branch becomes too
> large, and you'd still have a root row hotspot (at least in the schema which
> comes to mind).

Best Regards

Jeff Zhang

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