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Netflix used Cassandra with SSDs and were able to drop their memcache layer. Mind you they were not using it purely as an in memory KV store.

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On 05/03/2013, at 4:33 PM, Drew Kutcharian <> wrote:

Hi Guys,

I'm thinking about using Cassandra as an in-memory key/value store instead of memcached for a new project (just to get rid of a dependency if possible). I was thinking about setting the replication factor to 1, enabling off-heap row-cache and setting gc_grace_period to zero for the CF that will be used for the key/value store.

Has anyone tried this? Any comments?