Cassandra: Too fast

March 1, 2010

Twitter’s Ryan King on the Cassandra non-relational datastore:

We were originally trying to use the BinaryMemtable interface, but we actually found it to be too fast — it would saturate the backplane of our network. We’ve switched back to using the Thrift interface for bulk loading (and we still have to throttle it).

Awesome.

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