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From Brandon Williams <dri...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: read on multiple SS tables
Date Thu, 06 Oct 2011 21:04:17 GMT
On Thu, Oct 6, 2011 at 3:56 PM, aaron morton <aaron@thelastpickle.com> wrote:
> -If you perform a query for a specific row key and a column name, does
> it read the most recent SSTable first and if it finds a hit, does it
> stop there or does it need to read through all the SStables (to find
> most recent one) regardless of whether if found a hit on the most
> recent SSTable or not?
>
> Reads all SSTables, as the only way to know which column instance has the
> highest time stamp is to read them all.

Until https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CASSANDRA-2498 which makes
this much faster.

-Brandon

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