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From Ryan King <>
Subject Re: Does Cassandra run better on Amazon EC2 or Rackspace cloud servers?
Date Mon, 03 Jan 2011 23:49:32 GMT
On Mon, Jan 3, 2011 at 3:04 PM, Cassy Andra <> wrote:
> My company is looking to develop a software prototype based off Cassandra in
> the cloud. We except to run 5 - 10 NoSQL servers for the prototype. I've
> read online (Jonathan Ellis was pretty vocal about this) that EC2 has some
> I/O issues. Is the general consensus to run Cassandra on EC2 or Rackspace?
> What are the pros + cons?

I don't know about RAX cloud, but Joe Stump of SimpleGeo did some
benchmarks of ec2 io performance:


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