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Re: Current data density limits with Open Source Cassandra

The major issue we’ve seen with very high density (we generally say <2TB node is best) is manageability - if you need to replace a node or add node then restreaming data takes a *long* time and there we fairly high chance of a glitch in the universe meaning you have to start again before it’s done.

Also, if you’re uses STCS you can end up with gigantic compactions which also take a long time and can cause issues.

Heap limitations are mainly related to partition size rather than node density in my experience.


On Thu, 9 Feb 2017 at 08:20 Hannu Kröger <hkroger@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Back in the day it was recommended that max disk density per node for Cassandra 1.2 was at around 3-5TB of uncompressed data.

IIRC it was mostly because of heap memory limitations? Now that off-heap support is there for certain data and 3.x has different data storage format, is that 3-5TB still a valid limit?

Does anyone have experience on running Cassandra with 3-5TB compressed data ?

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