CHAPTER 8

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Cassandra Performance Tuning

As storage hardware has become cheaper and more efficient in terms of capacity, organizations are able to choose less expensive, lowmaintenance storage options for their terabytes of data. Obviously cost effectiveness has always been an important factor behind technology selection. Storage and retrieval of large data are requirements, but an economical solution should not be at the cost of performance. Data, whether large or small, isn’t good unless it can be used effectively and have analytics applied to it.

With proven opportunities from real-world big data-related use cases, many organizations and startups ...

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