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From Mikio Braun <>
Subject Re: Post on experiences with Cassandra for Twitter retweet analysis
Date Mon, 16 Aug 2010 08:19:36 GMT
Hi Eric,

no general problems per se with long rows. The only problem was that 
retrieving the whole row took about 10-20 seconds and the timeouts I had 
set (both the Cassandra RPC, as well as in the client library I used) 
were slower, so these requests could never complete. This gave me a bit 
of a headache, so I thought others should being aware of that.

I also changed the way we used these rows to do a slice request to 
extract only the potion relevant for the analysis. This cut down the 
requests to a few seconds which is fine for our needs.


On 12.08.2010 18:55, Eric Evans wrote:
> On Thu, 2010-08-12 at 11:29 +0200, Mikio Braun wrote:
>> So far, we're very pleased with Cassandra performance, but we've also
>> had to overcome some issues on which I report in the blog and which
>> are hopefully interesting for other users of Cassandra.
>> The blog post can be found here:
> Thanks, this is a nice write up.
> I am curious though about the troubles you had using wide rows.  As a
> rule, several hundred thousand columns in a row should not be a problem.
> In fact, this runs contrary to the advice usually given since this
> should be the fastest/most efficient way to retrieve a dataset of that
> size.

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