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From Arijit Mukherjee <>
Subject Re: Cassandra newbie question
Date Mon, 11 Oct 2010 11:11:56 GMT
Just a follow on question to this - would PIG be a good fit for such questions?


On 11 October 2010 14:31, Arijit Mukherjee <> wrote:
> Hi All
> I've just started reading about Cassandra and writing simple tests
> using Cassandra 0.6.5 to see if we can use it for our product.
> I have a data store with a set of columns, like C1, C2, C3, and C4,
> but the columns aren't mandatory. For example, there can be a list of
> (k.v) pairs with only C1 and C2, but no C3 and C4. At the same time,
> there can be a set of records with all the columns present. It's
> possible to consider them as three sets A (with all columns), B (with
> C1 and C2) and C (with C3 and C4). And I'm trying to find out the
> following:
> 1. A - B (all records who don't have C3 and C4) and A - C (all record
> who don't have C1 and C2)
> 2. records for whom C2 != C4
> It's possible to pick all records and do this processing in my client
> code - but that won't perform well. Is there any way to do these
> within Cassandra? For example, by passing a list of column names so
> that cassandra returns the records with only those columns?
> Regards
> Arijit

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