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From Robert Coli <>
Subject Re: understanding memory footprint
Date Thu, 15 Aug 2013 18:09:31 GMT
On Thu, Aug 15, 2013 at 6:58 AM, Janne Jalkanen <>wrote:

> Also, if you are using leveled compaction, remember that each SSTable will
> take a couple of MB of heap space.  You can tune this by choosing a good
> sstable_size_in_mb value for those CFs which are on LCS and contain lots of
> data.  Default is 5 MB, which is for many cases inadequate, so most people
> seem to be happy running with sizes that range from 64 MB and up.  The
> right size for you will most probably vary.

The 2.0 era default is 160mb.


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