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From Manoj Khangaonkar <>
Subject Re: Cassandra use cases/Strengths/Weakness
Date Fri, 04 Jul 2014 18:07:46 GMT
These are my personal opinions based on few months using Cassandra. These
are my views. Others
may have different opinion


On Fri, Jul 4, 2014 at 7:37 AM, Prem Yadav <> wrote:

> Hi,
> I have seen this in a lot of replies that Cassandra is not designed for
> this and that. I don't want to sound rude, i just need some info about this
> so that i can compare it to technologies like hbase, mongo, elasticsearch, solr,
> etc.
> 1) what is Cassandra designed for. Heave writes yes. So is Hbase. Or
> ElasticSearch
> What is the use case(s) that suit Cassandra.
> 2) What kind of queries are best suited for Cassandra.
> I ask this Because I have seen people asking about queries and getting
> replies that its not suited for Cassandra. For ex: queries where large
> number of rows are requested and timeout happens. Or range queries or
> aggregate queries.
> 3) Where does Cassandra excel compared to other technologies?
> I have been working on Casandra for some time. I know how it works and I
> like it very much.
> We are moving towards building a big cluster. But at this point, I am not
> sure if its a right decision.
> A lot of people including me like Cassandra in my company. But it has more
> to do with the CQL and not the internals or the use cases. Until now, there
> have been small PoCs and people enjoyed it. But a large scale project, we
> are not so sure.
> Please guide us.
> Please note that the drawbacks of other technologies do not interest me,
> its the strengths/weaknesses of Cassandra I am interested in.
> Thanks


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