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From Jake Luciani <jak...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: How is Cassandra being used?
Date Wed, 16 Nov 2011 16:35:43 GMT
Having worked at places where you get fired if software *attempts* to
contact outside world I understand the concerns.

However, if it's opt-in via config file and requires a restart then there
is no reason why it should be a concern.


On Wed, Nov 16, 2011 at 3:29 AM, Zhu Han <schumi.han@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Nov 16, 2011 at 3:03 PM, Norman Maurer <norman@apache.org> wrote:
>
> > 2011/11/16 Jonathan Ellis <jbellis@gmail.com>:
> > > I started a "users survey" thread over on the users list (replies are
> > > still trickling in), but as useful as that is, I'd like to get
> > > feedback that is more quantitative and with a broader base.  This will
> > > let us prioritize our development efforts to better address what
> > > people are actually using it for, with less guesswork.  For instance:
> > > we put a lot of effort into compression for 1.0.0; if it turned out
> > > that only 1% of 1.0.x users actually enable compression, then it means
> > > that we should spend less effort fine-tuning that moving forward, and
> > > use the energy elsewhere.
> > >
> > > (Of course it could also mean that we did a terrible job getting the
> > > word out about new features and explaining how to use them, but either
> > > way, it would be good to know!)
> > >
> > > I propose adding a basic cluster reporting feature to cassandra.yaml,
> > > enabled by default.  It would send anonymous information about your
> > > cluster to an apache.org VM.  Information like, number (but not names)
> > > of keyspaces and columnfamilies, ks-level options like compression, cf
> > > options like compaction strategy, data types (again, not names) of
> > > columns, average row size (or better: the histogram data), and average
> > > sstables per read.
> > >
> > > Thoughts?
> >
>
> -1.
>
> It may scare some admins who stores sensitive data  in cassandra. Even if
> it can
> disabled, we can not sleep well in the night when we know the door can be
> opened unintentionally...
>
>
> > Hi there,
> >
> > I'm not a cassandra dev but an user of it. I would really "hate" to
> > see such code in the cassandra code-base. I understand that it would
> > be kind of useful to get a better feeling about usage etc, but its
> > really something that scares the shit out of many managers (and even
> > devs ;) ).
> >
> > So -1 to add this code (*non-binding)
> >
> > Bye,
> > Norman
> >
>



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