While Apache Cassandra is designed for scalability and reliability, at the same time it is also subject to the limitations and performance issues typically associated with traditional Java Virtual Machines (JVMs).
Common issues include response time frequent Java garbage collections, out of memory errors, outliers and system hangs. Organizations deploying Cassandra need to spend considerable time tuning the JVM to avoid these issues, and then need to re-tune every time the load changes.
These performance issues can be avoided however, and one can have Cassandra run smoothly, without glitches and hangs, and remove garbage collection as an item that needs to be addressed on an ongoing basis.
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