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From Edward Capriolo <edlinuxg...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Building a brand new cluster and readying it for production -- advice needed
Date Tue, 13 Mar 2012 21:40:51 GMT
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 <potekhin@bnl.gov> 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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