By "partitions" I assume you refer to "partition keys".

Generally, the more partitions keys, the better. Having more partition keys
means your data generally is spread out more evenly across the cluster,
makes repairs run faster (or so I've heard), makes adding new nodes more
smooth, and makes it less likely that you are at hitting tombstone limits.

Also, 100 partition keys in a Cassandra table is nothing. If you don't have
more partition keys than that, Cassandra might not be the right fit.


On Wednesday, September 21, 2016, S Ahmed <> wrote:

> Hello,
> If you have a 10 node cluster, how does having 10 partitions or 100
> partitions change how cassandra will perform?
> With 10 partitions you will have 1 partition per node.
> WIth 100 partitions you will have 10 partitions per node.
> With 100 partitions I guess it helps because when you add more nodes to
> your cluster, the data can be redistributed since you have more nodes.
> What else are things to consider?
> Thanks.

Jens Rantil
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Tink AB

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