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From Vassilis Bekiaris <>
Subject Any suggestions about running Cassandra on Windows servers for production use?
Date Mon, 07 Oct 2013 12:35:38 GMT
Hello all,

we are planning a Cassandra 1.2 installation at a client site; the
client will run operations themselves and based on their IT team's
experience they are more inclined towards running Cassandra nodes on
Windows servers, however given proper arguments they would also consider
using linux servers. On the other hand, our team has experience running
Cassandra on Linux, so we have no idea what we might face on Windows.

Can anyone point to some sort of Windows vs Linux comparison of
Cassandra in terms of features available only to one platform (if there
are any) or a performance comparison?

A search brought up mixed results, including:

* Posts to this mailing list from 2012 with issues about memory-mapped
I/O not working on Windows [2]
* off-heap caching seems to be implemented without JNA since 1.1, so
this should be OK on Windows [3]
* A comment from 2011 by Jonathan Ellis (of Datastax) claiming Cassandra
is just as capable for production usage on Windows (" Cassandra does run
fine on Windows and is in production in that environment as well" - [1])

Any pointers are more than welcome!

Many thanks in advance,


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