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From Robert Coli <rc...@eventbrite.com>
Subject Re: questions related to the SSTable file
Date Tue, 17 Sep 2013 19:05:28 GMT
On Tue, Sep 17, 2013 at 6:54 AM, Shahab Yunus <shahab.yunus@gmail.com>wrote:

> java8964, basically are you asking that what will happen if we put large
> amount of data in one column of one row at once? How will this blob of data
> representing one column and one row i.e. cell will be split into multiple
> SSTable? Or in such particular cases it will always be one extra large
> SSTable? I am also interesting in knowing the answer.
>

A memtable is flushed to a single SSTable at whatever size it is as a
memtable. You cannot have a memtable larger than (a portion of) your JVM
heap.

=Rob

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