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From Peter Schuller <>
Subject Re: Storing big objects into columns
Date Fri, 14 Jan 2011 08:33:25 GMT
> In a project I would like to store "big" objects in columns, serialized. For
> example entire images (several Ko to several Mo), flash animations (several
> Mo) etc...
> Does someone use Cassandra with those relatively big columns and if yes does
> it work well ? Is there any drawbacks using this method ?

Not in production, but I've done testing with values on the order of
"a few megs". Expect compaction to be entirely disk bound rather than
CPU bound. Make sure latency is acceptable even when data sizes grow
beyond memory size.

/ Peter Schuller

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