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From Chris Goffinet>
Subject Re: proposal: rename <table> to <namespace>
Date Mon, 22 Jun 2009 15:59:52 GMT
But the thing is, BigTable uses 'Tables' as well. Calling it  
namespaces just makes it even more confusing. Seems like calling it  
namespace would confuse uses even more when trying to relate this to  

I think the bigger mistake is the fact we haven't made a super easy to  
use tutorial utilizing multi-table with examples so users can  
understand how it works.

Maybe I should make a screen cast :-)

On Jun 22, 2009, at 7:43 AM, Jonathan Ellis wrote:

> For those who don't follow -users,
> On Mon, Jun 22, 2009 at 9:35 AM, Matt Revelle<>  
> wrote:
>> Cassandra only supports one table per instance (before today?).   
>> However, as
>> Jonathan mentioned previously, what you consider to be tables are
>> represented as column families in Cassandra.
> See, this is why I suggested renaming <table> -- _everyone_ who hasn't
> read the Bigtable paper (which is increasingly approaching 100% of new
> users) makes this mistake.
> -Jonathan

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