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From Sasha Dolgy <>
Subject Re: Storing photos, images, docs etc.
Date Wed, 02 Mar 2011 08:22:57 GMT
I took the advice from previous threads and use cassandra to hold
pointers to the files that are uploaded and other meta information.
Amazon S3 can be quite simple and pain free at times and was a great
cost-effective place for me to keep the large files... i have had some
great success already with this approach and read/serve the data from
the large files only when they are required


On Tue, Mar 1, 2011 at 8:44 PM, Edward Capriolo <> wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 1, 2011 at 1:43 PM, mcasandra <> wrote:
>> Is it advisable or ok to store photos, images and docs in cassandra where you
>> expect high volume of uploads and views?
>> I was reading about facebook implementation of haystack to store the photos.
>> They don't put anything in their mysql db.
>> Since Cassandra is different from mysql I was wondering if it's ok or if
>> there are going to be any issues.
>> I tried searching online to read articles or papers on similar subject but
>> couldn't find any where cassandra was being used to store docs/images etc.

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