Enabling and configuring caching

Using CQL to enable or disable caching.

Use CQL to enable or disable caching by configuring the caching table property. Set parameters in the cassandra.yaml file to configure global caching properties:

Set the caching property using CREATE TABLE or ALTER TABLE. For example, configuring the row_cache_size_in_mb determines how much space in memory Cassandra allocates to store rows from the most frequently read partitions of the table.

The location of the cassandra.yaml file depends on the type of installation:
Package installations /etc/cassandra/cassandra.yaml
Tarball installations install_location/resources/cassandra/conf/cassandra.yaml


Set the table caching property that configures the partition key cache and the row cache.
  userid text PRIMARY KEY,
  first_name text,
  last_name text,
WITH caching = { 'keys' : 'NONE', 'rows_per_partition' : '120' };