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why minimum 5 servers?
Is there a reason why 5 is the recommend number of servers (minimum) in a
cluster?

Why not 2 or 3?

Just asking because 5 large ec2 instances (7.5gb ram) isn't *that* cheap :)

Thanks!
NEW: Monitor These Apps!
elasticsearch, apache solr, apache hbase, hadoop, redis, casssandra, amazon cloudwatch, mysql, memcached, apache kafka, apache zookeeper, apache storm, ubuntu, centOS, red hat, debian, puppet labs, java, senseiDB