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From John Sanda <>
Subject Re: insert performance (1.2.8)
Date Tue, 20 Aug 2013 03:03:33 GMT
I'd suggest using prepared statements that you initialize at application
start up and switching to use Session.executeAsync coupled with Google
Guava Futures API to get better throughput on the client side.

On Mon, Aug 19, 2013 at 10:14 PM, Keith Freeman <> wrote:

>  Sure, I've tried different numbers for batches and threads, but generally
> I'm running 10-30 threads at a time on the client, each sending a batch of
> 100 insert statements in every call, using the QueryBuilder.batch() API
> from the latest datastax java driver, then calling the Session.execute()
> function (synchronous) on the Batch.
> I can't post my code, but my client does this on each iteration:
> -- divides up the set of inserts by the number of threads
> -- stores the current time
> -- tells all the threads to send their inserts
> -- then when they've all returned checks the elapsed time
> At about 2000 rows for each iteration, 20 threads with 100 inserts each
> finish in about 1 second.  For 4000 rows, 40 threads with 100 inserts each
> finish in about 1.5 - 2 seconds, and as I said all 3 cassandra nodes have a
> heavy CPU load while the client is hardly loaded.  I've tried with 10
> threads and more inserts per batch, or up to 60 threads with fewer, doesn't
> seem to make a lot of difference.
> On 08/19/2013 05:00 PM, Nate McCall wrote:
>  How big are the batch sizes? In other words, how many rows are you
> sending per insert operation?
>  Other than the above, not much else to suggest without seeing some
> example code (on pastebin, gist or similar, ideally).
> On Mon, Aug 19, 2013 at 5:49 PM, Keith Freeman <> wrote:
>> I've got a 3-node cassandra cluster (16G/4-core VMs ESXi v5 on 2.5Ghz
>> machines not shared with any other VMs).  I'm inserting time-series data
>> into a single column-family using "wide rows" (timeuuids) and have a 3-part
>> partition key so my primary key is something like ((a, b, day),
>> in-time-uuid), x, y, z).
>> My java client is feeding rows (about 1k of raw data size each) in
>> batches using multiple threads, and the fastest I can get it run reliably
>> is about 2000 rows/second.  Even at that speed, all 3 cassandra nodes are
>> very CPU bound, with loads of 6-9 each (and the client machine is hardly
>> breaking a sweat).  I've tried turning off compression in my table which
>> reduced the loads slightly but not much.  There are no other updates or
>> reads occurring, except the datastax opscenter.
>> I was expecting to be able to insert at least 10k rows/second with this
>> configuration, and after a lot of reading of docs, blogs, and google, can't
>> really figure out what's slowing my client down.  When I increase the
>> insert speed of my client beyond 2000/second, the server responses are just
>> too slow and the client falls behind.  I had a single-node Mysql database
>> that can handle 10k of these data rows/second, so I really feel like I'm
>> missing something in Cassandra.  Any ideas?


- John

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