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From Mike Peters <>
Subject Re: Looking for something like "like" of mysql.
Date Thu, 02 Sep 2010 16:30:35 GMT
  Cassandra doesn't support adhoc queries, like what you're describing

I recommend looking at Lucandra <>

On 9/2/2010 12:27 PM, Anuj Kabra wrote:
> I am working with cassandra-0.6.4. I am working on mail retreival 
> problem. We have the metadata of mail like sender, recipient, 
> timestamp, subject and the location of mail file stored in a cassandra 
> DB.Everyday about 25,000 records will
> be entered to this DB. We have not finalised on the data model yet but 
> starting with a simple one having only one column family.
> <ColumnFamily name="MailMetadata" CompareWith="UTF8Type">
> which have user_id of recipient as key.and columns for sender_id, 
> timestamp of mail, subject and location of mail file.
> Now our Use case is to get the locations of all mail files which are 
> being sent by a user matching a given subject(can be a part of the 
> original subject of mail). Well according to my knowledge till now, we 
> can get all the rows of a user
> by using user_id as key. After that i need to iterate over all the 
> rows i get and see which mail seems to fit the given 
> condition.(matching a subject in this case), which is very heavy 
> computationally as we would get thousands of rows.
> So we are looking for something like "like" of mysql provided by 
> thrift. I also need to know if am going the right way.
> Help is much appreciated.

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