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From Brian Fitzpatrick <>
Subject Sizing a Cassandra cluster
Date Wed, 23 Mar 2011 15:04:21 GMT
I'm going through the process of specing out the hardware for a
Cassandra cluster. The relevant specs:

- Support 460 operations/sec (50/50 read/write workload). Row size
ranges from 4 to 8K.
- Support 29 million objects for the first year
- Support 365 GB storage for the first year, based on Cassandra tests
(data + index + overhead * replication factor of 3)

I'm looking for advice on the node size for this cluster, recommended
RAM per node, and whether RF=3 seems to be a good choice for general
availability and resistance to failure.

I've looked at the YCSB benchmark paper and through the archives of
this email list looking for pointers.  I haven't found any general
guidelines on recommended cluster size to support X operations/sec
with Y data size at RF factor of Z, that I could extrapolate from.

Any and all recommendations appreciated.


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