Each storage system has its own purpose. While Cassandra would be good for metadata, depending on the size of objects Cassandra could be not the best fit. You need something more like Amazon S3 for blob storage. Try Ceph RADOS or OpenStack Object Store which both provide S3 compatible API.

On 04/03/2013 19:34, Kanwar Sangha wrote:

Hi – Can someone suggest the optimal way to store files / images ? We are planning to use cassandra for meta-data for these files.  HDFS is not good for small file size .. can we

look at something else ?