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From Nate McCall <n...@datastax.com>
Subject Re: Cassandra 0.8 questions
Date Mon, 23 May 2011 21:55:24 GMT
The Mutator#insert signature is a single insertion operation. To
"batch" operations, use Mutator#addInsertion. You must then call
Mutator#execute to send the batched operations.

For Hector specific questions, feel free to sign up for
hector-users@googlegroups.com as well.

On Mon, May 23, 2011 at 4:47 PM, Jian Fang
<jian.fang.subscribe@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I am pretty new to Cassandra and am going to use Cassandra 0.8.0. I have two
> questions (sorry if they are very basic ones):
>
> 1) I have a column family to hold many super columns, say 30. When I first
> insert the data to the column family, do I need to insert each column one at
> a time or can I insert the whole column family in one transaction (or
> call?)? The latter one seems to be more efficient to me. Does Cassandra
> support that?
>
> For example, I saw the following code to do insertion (with Hector),
>
> Mutator m = HFactory.createMutator(keyspace, stringSerializer);
>                 //Mutator<String> m =
> HFactory.createMutator(keyspace,stringSerializer);
>                 m.insert(p.getCassandraKey(), colFamily,
>                         HFactory.createStringColumn("type",
> p.getStringValue()));
>                 m.insert(p.getCassandraKey(), colFamily,
>                         HFactory.createColumn("data", p.getCompressedXML(),
> StringSerializer.get(),
>                                 BytesArraySerializer.get()));
>
> Will the insertions be two separate calls to Cassandra? Or they are just one
> transaction? If it is the former case, is there any way to make them as one
> call to Cassandra?
>
> 2) How to store a list/array of data in Cassandra? For example, I have a
> data field called categories, which include none or many categories and each
> category includes a category id and a category description. Usually, how do
> people handle this scenario when they use Cassandra?
>
> Thanks in advance,
>
> John
>

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