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From "R. Verlangen" <>
Subject Re: deleting rows and tombstones
Date Tue, 14 Feb 2012 20:14:10 GMT
Are you planning to insert rows with keys that existed before?

If that's true, there will be no tombstones (as far as I understand

It that's not, then you will get tombstones that might slow down the reads
because they have to be skipped until the next compaction.

2012/2/14 Todd Burruss <>

> my design calls for deleting a row (by key, not individual columns) and
> re-inserting it a lot and I'm concerned about tombstone build up slowing
> down reads.  I know if I delete a lot of individual columns the tombstones
> will build up and slow down reads until they are cleaned up, but not sure
> if the same holds for deleting the whole role.
> thoughts?

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