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From Jonathan Ellis <jbel...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: How is Cassandra being used?
Date Wed, 16 Nov 2011 18:02:32 GMT
Sounds like the consensus is that if this is a good idea at all, it
needs to be opt-in.  Like I said earlier, I can live with that.

On Wed, Nov 16, 2011 at 10:35 AM, Jake Luciani <jakers@gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
>> >
>>
>
>
>
> --
> http://twitter.com/tjake
>



-- 
Jonathan Ellis
Project Chair, Apache Cassandra
co-founder of DataStax, the source for professional Cassandra support
http://www.datastax.com

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