lots of folks use Apache Kafka, check out https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/KAFKA/Powered+By just to name a few

you can read about the performance for yourself http://incubator.apache.org/kafka/performance.html 

@ http://www.medialets.com we use Kafka upstream of Cassandra acting like a queue so our workers can do their business logic prior to storing their results in Cassandra, Hadoop & MySQL

this decouples our backend analytics from our forwarding facing system keeping our forward facing system (ad serving to mobile devices) as fast as possible and our backend results near realtime (seconds from data coming in)

here are some papers and presentations https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/KAFKA/Kafka+papers+and+presentations

On Mon, Jul 2, 2012 at 10:09 PM, Deno Vichas <deno@syncopated.net> wrote:
is anybody using kafka?  what other options is there?  currently i need to do around 50,000 (is that a lot?) a minute.


On 7/1/2012 11:39 AM, aaron morton wrote:
Using Cassandra as a queue is generally thought of as a bas idea, owing to the high delete workload. Levelled compaction handles it better but it is still no the best approach. 

Depending on your needs consider running http://incubator.apache.org/kafka/ 

could you share some details on this?  we're using hector and we see random timeout warns in the logs and not sure how to address them.
First determine if they are server side or client side timeouts. Then determine what the query was. 

Cheers

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Aaron Morton
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On 29/06/2012, at 7:02 AM, Deno Vichas wrote:

On 6/28/2012 9:37 AM, David Leimbach wrote:

That coupled with Hector timeout issues became a real problem for us.

could you share some details on this?  we're using hector and we see random timeout warns in the logs and not sure how to address them.


thanks,
deno






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