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From Narendra Sharma <>
Subject Re: atomicity in cassandra
Date Tue, 29 Mar 2011 03:22:52 GMT
There is no undo or redo log in Cassandra. From Cassandra perspective if the
operation gets logged in commit log, it is considered committed.

Remember the eventual consistency...

On Mon, Mar 28, 2011 at 6:21 PM, Saurabh Sehgal <>wrote:

> I have seen this question pop up once or twice in mailing lists regarding
> atomicity when using batch_mutate() operations. I understand that the
> operations in batch_mutate() should be idempotent and do not get rolled back
> on failures. However, a client crashing (due to machine issues, networking
> issue etc) in the middle of such a transaction can leave the data in an
> inconsistent state. Is there a way to figure out such inconsistencies ? Will
> Cassandra keep a log of failed batch_mutate() operations, or partially
> completed operations, that might require manual intervention when the client
> comes back up ?

Narendra Sharma
Solution Architect

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