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From Vladimir Yudovin <>
Subject Re: Cassandra on Cloud platforms experience
Date Fri, 04 Nov 2016 10:29:31 GMT

&gt;1. No native snitch

It's not great problem. GossipPropertyFileSnitch is good enough.

&gt;2. No concept of availability zones.

Azure does have such concept - Availability Set. It provides three fault domain (availability
zone in Amazon terms) and 20 updates domains.

&gt;4. Even running SSDs will give you poor performance.

It depends on disk size. 1T SSD provides 5000 IOPS.

So in short:

Amazon - provides data at rest encryption, flexible EBS storage (or local disks), availability

Azure - provides data at rest encryption, less flexible storage (or local disks), availability

SoftLayer - no data encryption, but they have unique feature - connectivity between different
data centers (they call this VLAN spanning) without need in VPN or other tunneling. They don't
have explicit AV zones, but you can put nodes in different DC in the same region (some locations)
with relative low latency 1-1.5 ms. or purchase another VLAN in different pod for $25 per
month in the same DC.

We provide Cassandra cluster on all provider in many worldwide locations.

Best regards, Vladimir Yudovin, 

Winguzone - Hosted Cloud Cassandra
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---- On Fri, 04 Nov 2016 05:10:06 -0400Oskar Kjellin &lt;;
wrote ----

So I've run Cassandra on both Aws and azure. I would strongly suggest that if you have the
option, run as far away from azure as you can. 

Here's a list of issues I have running Cassandra on azure: 

1. No native snitch 

2. No concept of availability zones. This makes it impossible for Cassandra to put replicas
in different AZs. This will hurt your uptime and might incur loss of data. (They have something
called a fault domain tho) 

3. The disks have iops that land in the floppy disk range 

4. Even running SSDs will give you poor performance. 

5. Beware of the global storage account limit. This makes scaling out hurt performance if
you put them on the same storage account. Which if your using images is your only choice.

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&gt; On 4 nov. 2016, at 00:22, cass savy &lt;; wrote: 


&gt; I would like to hear from the community on their experiences or lesson learnt on
hosting Cassandra in cloud platforms like 


&gt; 1. Google Cloud Platform 

&gt; 2. AWS 

&gt; 3. Azure 


&gt; 1. Which cloud hosting is better and Why? 

&gt; 2. What differences of C* over vendor provided NoSQL DB like (Bigtable, Dynamo,Azure
Document DB) 

&gt; 3. AWS is more mature in his offerings and Azure is getting there or its there already
based on what I have been investigating so far? 


&gt; 4. What is drive to pick one vs another -Is it cost, infrastructure, hardware SKU,
availability, scalability, performance,ease of deployment and maintenance,..etc? 


&gt; Please let me know your thoughts and suggestions if somebody has done a deep dive
into these 3 cloud platforms for C*. 



&gt; We use datastax cassandra and exploring new usecases in AWS and also evaluating or
POC it in Azure/GCP 


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