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From Ian Holsman <>
Subject Re: Social network feed/wall question
Date Sun, 22 Nov 2009 23:11:32 GMT
One of the problems you may face is that the common operation is 'get  
last X'.
You might want to look at redis as an alternative as it supports this  
operation natively.
I'm sure the Cassandra experts can help with your schema to optimize  
it as well

Sent from my phone
Ian Holsman - 703 879-3128

On 23/11/2009, at 9:55 AM, Kristian Lunde <> wrote:

> I am currently building a social network application where one of  
> the important features is a feed / wall (Something similar to the  
> Facebook wall). We will have several feeds, one for each profile and  
> one for each group and so on.  I have looked into using Cassandra  
> for storing this, but I am not sure I am on the right track  
> regarding my "schema".
> My thoughs was that the schema would be similar to this
> Feed [SuperColumn]
> 	- Row [user id as identifier]
> 		[Columns]
> 		- type
> 		- timestamp
> 		- message
> 		- url
> Each user would have his own feed super column and store all feed  
> items related to him in this super column. I am not sure this is the  
> best idea, since it creates an insane amount of writes whenever  
> someone writes to their wall (this will have to write the feed of  
> all his friends). Also I read in this thread

>  that super columns are not suited for > 60k rows in a super column.
> What would be the optimal way of storing a set of feeds in cassandra?
> Thanks
> Kristian

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