Planning and testing Cassandra deployments 

Information for successfully deploying a cluster, including selecting hardware, deploying on Amazon EC2, estimating partitioning size, estimating usable disk space, and anti-patterns.

Attention: DataStax Enterprise customers, see the topics in Planning and testing DataStax Enterprise deployments in the DataStax Enterprise documentation instead.

When planning a cluster deployment using Apache Cassandra™, you should have a good idea of the initial data volume and a good estimate of the application workload. The following topics provide information for planning your cluster: