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From Steven Liu <>
Subject Write speed roughly 1/10 of expected.
Date Fri, 11 Mar 2011 22:34:19 GMT
We are using the latest phpcassa
) and cassandra 0.7.3,
we have inserted 12+ million documents into one column family with the
following keyspace/columnfamily settings:

Keyspace: dffl:
  Replication Strategy: org.apache.cassandra.locator.SimpleStrategy
    Replication Factor: 4
  Column Families:
    ColumnFamily: product
      Columns sorted by: org.apache.cassandra.db.marshal.UTF8Type
      Row cache size / save period: 0.0/0
      Key cache size / save period: 200000.0/14400
      Memtable thresholds: 1.1578125/247/60
      GC grace seconds: 864000
      Compaction min/max thresholds: 4/32
      Read repair chance: 1.0
      Built indexes: []

It took 219 minutes to insert 12+ million docs which translates to about 913
docs/second using batch_insert in batches of 1250 documents per batch.

We have a cluster of 10 nodes all running 2 x Xeon 3.6ghz with 8GB memory
each and RAID 5 SCSI u320 and have expected better performance. We do have
the binary accel installed (actually, we went through the PHP client and
removed the $bin_accel checks so it always use the accel).

Does anybody have any ideas on the common gotcha's which could cause it to
be this slow?

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