Automating Cassandra Repairs

06/02/2015 - 12:30 to 13:00
Stage 4 / Open Stage
Short talk (30 min)

Session abstract: 

I'd like to do a short talk about Cassandra Reaper [1]. Cassandra Reaper is a service making it easy to manage repairs in Cassandra. The motivation to start building the Reaper came from our long-term pain we had with runningrepairs. Nobody in the Cassandra community seemed to be looking into that (despite facing similar pain as we), so we went ahead.

We've been building the Reaper as an open-source project from day 1. We already got a few minor contributions, as well as a larger one [2].

Now we've been running the Reaper for a few months. It's been working really well for us, and rumours have it other people were quite please with it as well. However, the greatest benefit we've reaped (hoho) is that the Reaper allowed people, who are not Cassandra experts, to deal with the repairs themselves.

The aim of my talk should be to raise awareness of the project. I'd like to go for a healthy balance of technicalities and background stories.



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