Containerized NoSQL Workloads: Cassandra performance gains with running PX-Enterprise

In this example, we show how PX-Enterprise’s network-optimized 3-way replication out-performs Cassandra’s 3-way replication when running on a 3-node cluster. We compared the performance between the following two configuration and ran these tests on the same servers as the tests above.

  • PX-Enterprise replication factor set to 1 and Cassandra replication factor set to 3. (Legend: P1C3 in the diagram below)
  • PX-Enterprise replication factor set to 3 and Cassandra replication factor set to 1. (Legend: P3C1 in the diagram below)

The results demonstrate that running with PX-Enterprise for Cassandra workloads provide significant gains. PX-Enterprise’s breakthrough performance for containerized workloads along with the cloud-scale data protection and data services make it a compelling container data services infrastructure for Cassandra and other no-sql workloads

The Read OPS/sec and Write OPS/sec improvements graphs show how running with PX-Enterprise’s three-node replication deliver a significantly better OPS/sec than running with Cassandra’s three-node replication. This PX-Enterprise performance is also made possible because PX container software stack intelligently leverages NVMe SSDs to deliver high OPS/sec and low latencies.

Cassandra with PX-Enterprise - Read OPS/sec improvements

Cassandra Reads Ops

Cassandra with PX-Enterprise - Write OPS/sec improvements

Cassandra Writes Ops

The latency graphs below demonstrate the network-optimized replication performance of PX-Enterprise as it accelerates cassandra performance by delivering IO at very low latencies to the Cassandra Container

Cassandra with PX-Enterprise - Read Latency improvements

Cassandra Read Lats

Cassandra with PX-Enterprise - Write Latency improvements

Cassandra Write Lats Edit this page