Hello;

I would like to run cassandra inside beanstalk;
http://aws.amazon.com/elasticbeanstalk/
along with the distributed client application;

this blog advises against it
http://www.evidentsoftware.com/embedding-cassandra-within-tomcat-for-testing/

is it really so?
can cassandra be tuned not to be a resource hog and co-exist peacefully with the client?
can client take advantage of proximity running on the same node as cassandra?

Thank you,

Andrei.