Hi Drew,

One other disadvantage is the lack of "consistency level" and "replication". Both ware part of the high availability / redundancy. So you would really need to backup your single-node-"cluster" to some other external location.

Good luck!

2012/3/15 Drew Kutcharian <drew@venarc.com>

We are working on a project that initially is going to have very little data, but we would like to use Cassandra to ease the future scalability. Due to budget constraints, we were thinking to run a single node Cassandra for now and then add more nodes as required.

I was wondering if it is recommended to run a single node cassandra in production? Are there any other issues besides lack of high availability?