July 6, 2010

Riptano, and Cassandra adoption

Tonight’s Cassandra technology post got plenty long enough on its own, so I’m separating out business and adoption issues here. For starters, known Cassandra users include:

Fetlife, Meebo, and others seem to at least have a healthy interest in Cassandra, based on their level of involvement in a forthcoming Cassandra Summit. That said, the @Fetlife tweetstream features numerous yelps of pain, and I don’t mean the recreational kind. 

*And I can’t easily find a launch press release, whether on the rather minimalist Riptano website or elsewhere.

Beyond that, when Riptano launched in May, the Riptano guys (mainly Jonathan Ellis) said:

That’s a lot of adoption for a not-even-Release-1 open source project. Even so, there’s a feeling going around that Cassandra has lost some momentum the past couple of months. Most notably, Facebook, which created Cassandra in the first place, isn’t using it for new projects. True, I’m hearing even less evidence that any one of Membase, Voldemort, VoltDB, Akiban, Clustrix, or Riak – for example – is setting the world on fire than I am for Cassandra. But the viable Cassandra alternatives are piling up. Cassandra isn’t the only or even primary game in town, and for that matter I haven’t heard any concise description of a niche in which Cassandra is the unquestioned leader.

Edit: A/the Facebook project that continues to run on Cassandra is Inbox search.

As for Riptano itself:

Riptano seems to be starting out with support pricing around $1,000-$4,000/server/year, before quantity discounts.

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5 Responses to “Riptano, and Cassandra adoption”

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    [...] The biggest deployment is at Facebook, where hundreds of terabytes of token indexes are kept in about a hundred Cassandra nodes. However, their use case allows the data to be rebuilt if something goes wrong. Proceed carefully, keep a backup in an unrelated storage engine…and submit patches if things go wrong. (Some other production deployments are listed here.) [...]

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    [...] The biggest deployment is at Facebook, where hundreds of terabytes of token indexes are kept in about a hundred Cassandra nodes. However, their use case allows the data to be rebuilt if something goes wrong. Proceed carefully, keep a backup in an unrelated storage engine…and submit patches if things go wrong. (Some other production deployments are listed here.) [...]

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