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From Aaron Turner <>
Subject Re: VMs versus Physical machines
Date Wed, 11 Sep 2013 23:34:02 GMT
Physical machines unless you're running your cluster in the cloud (AWS/etc).

Reason is simple: Look how Cassandra scales and provides redundancy.

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On Wed, Sep 11, 2013 at 4:21 PM, Shahab Yunus <>wrote:

> Hello,
> We are deciding whether to get VMs or physical machines for a Cassandra
> cluster. I know this is a very high-level question depending on lots of
> factors and in fact I want to know that how to tackle this is and what
> factors should we take into consideration while trying to find the answer.
> Data size? Writing speed (whether write heavy usecases or not)? Random ead
> use-cases? column family design/how we store data?
> Any pointers, documents, guidance, advise would be appreciated.
> Thanks a lot.
> Regards,
> Shahab

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