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"Buy It Now! Cassandra at eBay" talk at Cassandra Summit 2012 http://www.datastax.com/events/cassandrasummit2012

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  • 1. August 8, 2012Cassandra at eBay Time left: 29m 59s Jay Patel Architect, Platform Systems @pateljay3001
  • 2. eBay Marketplaces 97 million active buyers and sellers 200+ million items 2 billion page views each day 80 billion database calls each day 5+ petabytes of site storage capacity 80+ petabytes of analytics storage capacity 2
  • 3. How do we scale databases? Shard Patterns: Modulus, lookup-based, range, etc. Application sees only logical shard/database Replicate Disaster recovery, read availability/scalability Big NOs No transactions No joins No referential integrity constraints 3
  • 4. We like Cassandra Multi-datacenter (active-active) Write performance Availability - No SPOF Distributed counters Scalability Hadoop supportWe also utilize MongoDB & HBase 4
  • 5. Are we replacing RDBMS with NoSQL? Not at all! But, complementing. Some use cases dont fit well - sparse data, big data, schema optional, real-time analytics, Many use cases dont need top-tier set-ups - logging, tracking, 5
  • 6. A glimpse on our Cassandra deployment Dozens of nodes across multiple clusters 200 TB+ storage provisioned 400M+ writes & 100M+ reads per day, and growing QA, LnP, and multiple Production clusters 6
  • 7. Use Cases on Cassandra Social Signals on eBay product & item pages Hunch taste graph for eBay users & items Time series use cases (many): Mobile notification logging and tracking Tracking for fraud detection SOA request/response payload logging RedLaser server logs and analytics 7
  • 8. Served byCassandra 8
  • 9. Manage signals via Your Favorites Whole page is served by Cassandra 9
  • 10. Why Cassandra for Social Signals? Need scalable counters Need real (or near) time analytics on collected social data Need good write performance Reads are not latency sensitive 10
  • 11. Deployment User request has no datacenter affinity Non-sticky load balancingTopology - NTS Data is backed up periodicallyRF - 2:2 to protect against human orRead CL - ONE software errorWrite CL ONE 11
  • 12. Data Model depends on query patterns 12
  • 13. Data Model (simplified) 13
  • 14. Wait Duplicates! Oh, toggle button! Signal --> De-signal --> Signal 14
  • 15. Yes, eventual consistency!One scenario that produces duplicate signals in UserLike CF: 1. Signal 2. De-signal (1st operation is not propagated to all replica) 3. Signal, again (1st operation is not propagated yet!) So, whats the solution? Later 15
  • 16. Social Signals, next phase: Real-time Analytics Most signaled or popular items per affinity groups (category, etc.) Aggregated item count per affinity group Example affinity group 16
  • 17. Initial Data Model for real-time analytics Items in an affinitygroup is physically stored sorted by their signal count Update counters for both individual item and all the affinity groups that item belongs to
  • 18. Deployment, next phaseTopology - NTSRF - 2:2:2
  • 19. user1 bid item1 buyitem2 watch sell user2 19
  • 20. Graph in CassandraEvent consumers listen for site events (sell/bid/buy/watch) & populate graph in Cassandra 30 million+ writes daily Batch-oriented reads 14 billion+ edges already (for taste vector updates) 20
  • 21. Mobile notification logging and tracking Tracking for fraud detection SOA request/response payload logging RedLaser server logs and analytics 21
  • 22. A glimpse on Data Model
  • 23. RedLaser tracking & monitoring console 23
  • 24. Thats all about the use cases..Remember the duplicate problem in Use Case #1? Lets see some options we considered to solve this 24
  • 25. Option 1 Make Like idempotent for UserLike Remove time (timeuuid) from the composite column name: Multiple signal operations are now Idempotent No need to read before de-signaling (deleting) X Need timeuuid for ordering! Already have a user with more than 1300 signals 25
  • 26. Option 2 Use strong consistency Local Quorum Wont help us. User requests are not geo-load balanced (no DC affinity). Quorum Wont survive during partition between DCs (or, one of the DC is down). Also, adds additional latency. X Need to survive! 26
  • 27. Option 3 Adapt to eventual consistencyIf desire survival!