Is it possible for you to tell us the details on what you have done
which measurably helped your situation, so we can start a "best
practices" doc on growing cassandra systems?
So far, I see that under load, cassandra is rarely "ready" to take
heavy load in it's default configuration and a number of steps need
to be done with the configuration of cassandra for proper sizing of
memtables, flushing, jvm. Unfortunately, it's very difficult to
gauge what the proper or appropriate settings are for a given
It would be helpful if you could share, what happened in the default
config, what steps you did that helped the situation, h Tow much
each step helped your situation. That way we can start a checklist
of things to address as we grow in load.