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:

Configuring the row_cache_size_in_mb (in the cassandra.yaml configuration file) determines how much space in memory the database allocates to store rows from the most frequently read partitions of the table.

cassandra.yaml

The location of the cassandra.yaml file depends on the type of installation:

Package installations
Installer-Services installations

/etc/dse/cassandra/cassandra.yaml

Tarball installations
Installer-No Services installations

installation_location/resources/cassandra/conf/cassandra.yaml

Procedure

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