Technical Report No. 2014-2

Benchmarking DataStax Enterprise/Cassandra with HiBench


Technical Report No. 2014-2

November 14, 2014


Todor Ivanov, Raik Niemann, Sead Izberovic, Marten Rosselli,

Karsten Tolle, Roberto V. Zicari



This report evaluates the new analytical capabilities of DataStax Enterprise (DSE) [1] through the use of standard Hadoop workloads. In particular, we run experiments with CPU and I/O bound micro-benchmarks as well as OLAP-style analytical query workloads. The performed tests should show that DSE is capable of successfully executing Hadoop applications without the need to adapt them for the underlying Cassandra distributed storage system [2]. Due to the Cassandra File System (CFS) [3], which supports the Hadoop Distributed File System API, Hadoop stack applications should seamlessly run in DSE.

The report is structured as follows: Section 2 provides a brief description of the technologies involved in our study. An overview of our used hardware and software components of the experimental environment is given in Section 3. Our benchmark methodology is defined in Section 4. The performed experiments together with the evaluation of the results are presented in Section 5. Finally, Section 6 concludes with lessons learned.

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