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From "Rock, Paul" <>
Subject Re: Possible application
Date Thu, 10 Feb 2011 17:15:23 GMT
Well, you can make Cassandra work on a single box (or multiple instances on a single box if
need be). My experimental/dev cluster that my team plays with to try things out is 6 nodes
running on 6 rather small cloud VM's and it works fine. So I'd say yes, it work in the merely
big scale.

On Feb 10, 2011, at 10:00 AM, Benson Margulies wrote:

> Hello there,
> I'm trying to sort out whether Cassandra is a good pick as the data
> store for a problem I've got.
> The shape of the thing is a large number of hash tables. On a merely
> pretty big scale, it can all run on one pretty big machine. On a
> gigantic scale, which is an eventual goal, it will need to spread out
> over multiple computers.
> My concern is, in essence, whether Cassandra will scale down to
> 'merely big', or whether I need to code to something else for that
> purpose and then be able to switch. Imagine, oh, 49 tables, each
> storing a million hashes.
> Our current prototype is using redis.

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