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Spring boot CassandraBatchOperations batch size handling


I am developing a REST API with spring boot and open source cassandra. When an insert request comes from client to my API, I need to insert my main table and other source of truth tables in same keyspace.

I have to insert 5 - 10 partitions and the operation is need to be atomic insert. I am using CassandraBatchOperations from CassandraTemplete for batch. There is a batch size limit in cassandra (default 50kb). I want to handle this batch size. For example: Client sends an object to API for insert data to database and then API prepares the batch. I want to check this batch size before batch execute. If batch size < 50kb i will insert the data then return true as a respone to client. If batch size > 50kb then return false as a repsonse to client.

I tried many ways and i couldnt handle it.

Is anybody try this before?


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steve.lacerda answered fatihucar commented

I'm not sure which version or flavor of the driver you're using, but in java, the BatchStatement class has a computeSizeInBytes method that could help you:

Alternatively, you could send the batch and if it fails with something like the following:

com.datastax.driver.core.exceptions.InvalidQueryException: Batch too large

You could then return the false flag to the client.

The second option doesn't seem ideal based on the RTT, but it may actually be more performant than the first option due to having to encode the statement and compute the size of every request.

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fatihucar avatar image fatihucar commented ·

Hi Steve,

When I consider about the possibility of 'batch too large' error for my cases, it has very low possibility to cause an error. So the second option might be very performent than the first option.

I am very gradeful for your advice.

Thank you.

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