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From Matija Gobec <>
Subject Re: Cassandra vs MySQL
Date Mon, 12 Mar 2018 20:29:15 GMT
Hi Oliver,

Few years back I had a similar problem where there was a lot of data in
MySQL and it was starting to choke. I migrated data to Cassandra, ran
benchmarks and blew MySQL out of the water with a small 3 node C* cluster.
If you have a use case for Cassandra the answer is yes, but keep in mind
that there are some use cases like relational problems which can be hard to
solve with Cassandra and I tend to keep them in relational database. That
being said, I don't think you can benchmark these two head to head since
they basically solve different problems and Cassandra is distributed by


On Mon, Mar 12, 2018 at 9:27 PM, Gábor Auth <> wrote:

> Hi,
> On Mon, Mar 12, 2018 at 8:58 PM Oliver Ruebenacker <>
> wrote:
>> We have a project currently using MySQL single-node with 5-6TB of data
>> and some performance issues, and we plan to add data up to a total size of
>> maybe 25-30TB.
> There is no 'silver bullet', the Cassandra is not a 'drop in' replacement
> of MySQL. Maybe it will be faster, maybe it will be totally unusable, based
> on your use-case and database scheme.
> Is there some good more recent material?
> Are you able to completely redesign your database schema? :)
> Bye,
> Gábor Auth

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