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Mastering Apache Cassandra by Nishant Neeraj

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Chapter 5. Performance Tuning

Cassandra is all about speed—quick installation, fast reads, and fast writes. You have got your application optimized, minimized network trips by batching, and denormalized the data to get maximum information in one request, but still the performance is not what you read over the Web and in various blogs. You start to doubt if the claims actually measure. Hold! You may need to tune things up.

This chapter will discuss how to get a sense of a Cassandra cluster's capacity and have a performance number handy to back up your claims. It then dives into the various settings that affect read and write throughputs, a couple of JVM tuning parameters, and finally a short discussion on how scaling horizontally and vertically ...

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