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From Terje Marthinussen <>
Subject Re: quick question about data layout on disk
Date Sat, 11 Aug 2012 02:53:32 GMT
Rowkey is stored only once in any sstable file.

That is, in the spesial case where you get sstable file per column/value, you are correct,
but normally, I guess most of us are storing more per key.


On 11 Aug 2012, at 10:34, Aaron Turner <> wrote:

> Curious, but does cassandra store the rowkey along with every
> column/value pair on disk (pre-compaction) like Hbase does?  If so
> (which makes the most sense), I assume that's something that is
> optimized during compaction?
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