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From "Jonathan Ellis (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (CASSANDRA-6477) Global indexes
Date Mon, 20 Apr 2015 16:21:03 GMT

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Jonathan Ellis commented on CASSANDRA-6477:
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Materialized views is a much broader feature.  I think users will be disappointed with the
limitations if we try to call it that.

(And DynamoDB has been using the GI term for a year and a half now, I'm not in favor of forking
terminology without a clearly superior alternative.)

> Global indexes
> --------------
>
>                 Key: CASSANDRA-6477
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CASSANDRA-6477
>             Project: Cassandra
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>          Components: API, Core
>            Reporter: Jonathan Ellis
>            Assignee: Carl Yeksigian
>              Labels: cql
>             Fix For: 3.0
>
>
> Local indexes are suitable for low-cardinality data, where spreading the index across
the cluster is a Good Thing.  However, for high-cardinality data, local indexes require querying
most nodes in the cluster even if only a handful of rows is returned.



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