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Sam R. Alapati, Expert Apache Cassandra Administration, https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-3126-5_11

11. Tuning Cassandra Performance

Sam R. Alapati

(1)Flower Mound, Texas, USA

Cassandra has numerous configuration knobs, and nowhere is this truer than in the area of performance tuning, where the database administrator can control several aspects of performance. Out of the box, Cassandra runs with default settings for many performance-related configuration properties. As an administrator, you should know these defaults and modify them to suit your environment.

This chapter focuses on the following areas of Cassandra performance:

  • Tracing queries to analyze database performance

  • Caching data

  • Compaction strategies

  • Compression

  • Tuning ...

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