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From Rakesh Rajan <rakes...@gmail.com>
Subject Design Query
Date Sat, 01 May 2010 11:34:31 GMT
I am evaluating cassandra to implement activity streams. We currently have
over 1000000 feeds with total entries exceeding 320000000 implemented using
redis ( ~320 entries / feed). Would like hear from the community on how to
use cassandra to solve the following cases:

   1. Ability to fetch entries by applying a few filters ( like show me only
   likes from a given user). This would include range query to support
   pagination. So this would mean indices on a few columns like the feed id,
   feed type etc.
   2. We have around 3 machines with 4GB RAM for this purpose and thinking
   of having replication factor 2. Would 4GB * 3 be enough for cassandra for
   this kind of data? I read that cassandra does not keep all the data in
   memory but want to be sure that we have the right server config to handle
   this data using cassandra.

Thanks,
Rakesh

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