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From mcasandra <>
Subject Re: Indexes and hard disk
Date Sat, 12 Feb 2011 18:47:35 GMT

Javier Canillas wrote:
> On the other hand, if your application will use heavily cassandra i
> recommend making a calcularon of the data volumen that will handle and
> using a partition that is actually 3 to 5 times bigger. Doing so you
> will be able to play around with compactation strategy to avoid
> latency when your application is under heavy load.

Can you please explain with an example? I just started reading about
Cassandra, all I know is that Cassandra partitions based on the hash space
and divides equally among all the nodes. The tokens (keys) are then
distributed equally accross N replica nodes.

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