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Anticompaction in Cassandra 2.1

By Marcus Eriksson - July 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Cassandra 2.1 introduces incremental repairs which makes repair a lot more lightweight as it does not do repair on already repaired data. Anticompaction is one of the things that makes incremental repairs possible. This blog posts aims to explain what anticompaction is and how it affects regular compaction.

Repair in Cassandra

By Jeremiah Jordan - July 21, 2014 | 2 Comments

We have talked about new and advanced features available in repair a few times, but in this post I am going to cover an overview of repair, and how to think about what happens when using it.

Off-heap memtables in Cassandra 2.1

By Jonathan Ellis - July 15, 2014 | 1 Comment

Moving data structures off of the Java heap to native memory is important to keep up with datasets that continue to grow, while the JVM stays stuck at heap sizes of about 8GB.