Hi Gowtham,

On the face of it, it sounds like you are planning to use Cassandra for a queue-like application, which is a well documented anti-pattern. If that's not the case, can you please show the table schema and some example queries?


On 17/02/2024 08:44, Gowtham S wrote:

Dear Cassandra Community,

I am reaching out to seek your valuable feedback and insights on a proposed solution we are considering for managing Kafka outages using Cassandra.

At our organization, we heavily rely on Kafka for real-time data processing and messaging. However, like any technology, Kafka is susceptible to occasional outages which can disrupt our operations and impact our services. To mitigate the impact of such outages and ensure continuity, we are exploring the possibility of leveraging Cassandra as a backup solution.

Our proposed approach involves storing messages in Cassandra during Kafka outages. Subsequently, we plan to implement a scheduler that will read from Cassandra and attempt to write these messages back into Kafka once it is operational again.

We believe that by adopting this strategy, we can achieve the following benefits:


    Improved Fault Tolerance: By having a backup mechanism in place,
    we can reduce the risk of data loss and ensure continuity of
    operations during Kafka outages.


    Enhanced Reliability: Cassandra's distributed architecture and
    built-in replication features make it well-suited for storing data
    reliably, even in the face of failures.


    Scalability: Both Cassandra and Kafka are designed to scale
    horizontally, allowing us to handle increased loads seamlessly.

Before proceeding further with this approach, we would greatly appreciate any feedback, suggestions, or concerns from the community. Specifically, we are interested in hearing about:

  * Potential challenges or drawbacks of using Cassandra as a backup
    solution for Kafka outages.
  * Best practices or recommendations for implementing such a backup
    mechanism effectively.
  * Any alternative approaches or technologies that we should consider?

Your expertise and insights are invaluable to us, and we are eager to learn from your experiences and perspectives. Please feel free to share your thoughts or reach out to us with any questions or clarifications.

Thank you for taking the time to consider our proposal, and we look forward to hearing from you soon.

Thanks and regards,
Gowtham S

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