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From David Boxenhorn <>
Subject Re: compaction strategy
Date Mon, 09 May 2011 08:58:22 GMT
"I'm also not too much in favor of triggering major compactions, because it
mostly have a nasty effect (create one huge sstable)."

If that is the case, why can't major compactions create many,
non-overlapping SSTables?

In general, it seems to me that non-overlapping SSTables have all the
advantages of big SSTables (i.e. you know exactly where the data is) without
the disadvantages that come with being big. Why doesn't Cassandra take
advantage of that in a major way?

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