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From S Ahmed <sahmed1...@gmail.com>
Subject high write load, with lots of updates, considerations? tomestombed data coming back to life
Date Tue, 23 Jul 2013 16:22:14 GMT
I was watching some videos from the C* summit 2013 and I recall many people
saying that if you can some up with a design where you don't preform
updates on rows, that would make things easier (I believe it was because
there would be less compaction).

When building an Analytics (time series) app on top of C*, based on
Twitters Rainbird design (
http://www.slideshare.net/kevinweil/rainbird-realtime-analytics-at-twitter-strata-2011),
this means there will be lots and lots of counters.

With lots of counters (updates), admin wise, what are some things to
consider?

Could old tomestombed data somehow come back to life?  I forget what
scenerio brings about old data (kinda scary!).

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