With the introduction of Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) GP2 and recent stability improvements, ...
With the introduction of Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) GP2 and recent stability improvements, EBS has gained credibility in the Cassandra world for high performance workloads. By running Cassandra on Amazon EBS, you can run denser, cheaper Cassandra clusters with just as much availability as ephemeral storage instances. This talk walks through a highly detailed use case and configuration guide for a multi PetaByte, million write per second cluster that needs to be high performing and cost efficient. We explore the instance type choices, configuration, and low-level tuning that allowed us to hit 1.3 million writes per second with a replication factor of 3 on just 60 nodes.