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From: prem yadav <>
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Date: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 1:41 PM
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Subject: Cassandra blob storage

I have been spending some time looking into whether large files(>100mb) can be stores in Cassandra. As per Cassandra faq:

"Currently Cassandra isn't optimized specifically for large file or BLOB storage. However, files of around 64Mb and smaller can be easily stored in the database without splitting them into smaller chunks. This is primarily due to the fact that Cassandra's public API is based on Thrift, which offers no streaming abilities; any value written or fetched has to fit in to memory."

Does the above statement still hold? Thrift supports framed data transport, does that change the above statement. If not, why does casssandra not adopt the Thrift framed data transfer support?