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From Carlos Rolo <>
Subject Re: Best practice: Multiple clusters vs multiple tables in a single cluster?
Date Thu, 02 Apr 2015 13:57:29 GMT
Adding a new keyspace should be perfectly fine. Unless you have completely
distinct workloads for the different keyspaces. Even so you can balanced
some stuff at keyspace/table level. But I would go with a new keyspace not
with a new cluster given the small size you say you have.


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On Thu, Apr 2, 2015 at 3:06 PM, Ian Rose <> wrote:

> Hi all -
> We currently have a single cassandra cluster that is dedicated to a
> relatively narrow purpose, with just 2 tables.  Soon we will need cassandra
> for another, unrelated, system, and my debate is whether to just add the
> new tables to our existing cassandra cluster or whether to spin up an
> entirely new, separate cluster for this new system.
> Does anyone have pros/cons to share on this?  It appears from watching
> talks and such online that the big users (e.g. Netflix, Spotify) tend to
> favor multiple, single-purpose clusters, and thus that was my initial
> preference.  But we are (for now) no where close to them in traffic so I'm
> wondering if running an entirely separate cluster would be a premature
> optimization which wouldn't pay for the (nontrivial) overhead in
> configuration management and ops.  While we are still small it might be
> much smarter to reuse our existing clusters so that I can get it done
> faster...
> Thanks!
> - Ian



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