The idea was to provide redundancy, resilience, automatic load balancing
and automatic repairs. Going the way of the file system does not achieve any of that.


On 2/22/2012 1:34 PM, Mohit Anchlia wrote:
Outside on the file system and a pointer to it in C*

On Wed, Feb 22, 2012 at 10:03 AM, Rafael Almeida <> wrote:
Keep them where?

From: Mohit Anchlia <>
Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2012 3:44 PM
Subject: Re: Please advise -- 750MB object possible?

In my opinion if you are busy site or application keep blobs out of the database.

On Wed, Feb 22, 2012 at 9:37 AM, Dan Retzlaff <> wrote:
Chunking is a good idea, but you'll have to do it yourself. A few of the columns in our application got quite large (maybe ~150MB) and the failure mode was RPC timeout exceptions. Nodes couldn't always move that much data across our data center interconnect in the default 10 seconds. With enough heap and a faster network you could probably get by without chunking, but it's not ideal.

On Wed, Feb 22, 2012 at 9:04 AM, Maxim Potekhin <> wrote:
Hello everybody,

I'm being asked whether we can serve an "object", which I assume is a blob, of 750MB size?
I guess the real question is of how to chunk it and/or even it's possible to chunk it.