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From Maxim Potekhin <>
Subject Re: Building a brand new cluster and readying it for production -- advice needed
Date Tue, 13 Mar 2012 23:37:41 GMT
Thank you Edward.

As can be expected, my data volume is a multiple of whatever RAM I can
realistically buy, and in fact much bigger. In my very limited experience,
the money might be well spent on multicore CPUs because it makes routine
operations like compact/repair (which always include writes) so much 
faster, hence reducing
the periods of high occupancy. I'm trying to scope out how much SSD I 
will need because
it appears to be an economical solution to problems I had previously had.


On 3/13/2012 10:40 PM, Edward Capriolo wrote:
> I am 1.0.7. I would suggest that. The memtable and JAMM stuff is very
> stable. I would not setup 0.8.X because with 1.1 coming soon 0.8.X is
> not likely to see to many more minor releases. You can always do
> better with more RAM up to the size of your data, having more ram them
> data size will not help noticeably . The off heap row cache can use
> this and the OS can cache disk blocks with it.
> Edward
> On Tue, Mar 13, 2012 at 3:15 PM, Maxim Potekhin<>  wrote:
>> Dear All,
>> after all the testing and continuous operation of my first cluster,
>> I've been given an OK to build a second production Cassandra cluster in
>> Europe.
>> There were posts in recent weeks regarding the most stable and solid
>> Cassandra version.
>> I was wondering is anything better has appeared since it was last discussed.
>> At this juncture, I don't need features, just rock solid stability. Are
>> 0.8.* versions still acceptable,
>> since I have experience with these, or should I take the plunge to 1+?
>> I realize that I won't need more than 8GB RAM because I can't make Java heap
>> too big. Is worth it
>> still to pay money for extra RAM? Is the cache located outside of heap in
>> recent versions?
>> Thanks to all of you for the advice I'm receiving on this board.
>> Best regards
>> Maxim

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