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From Edward Capriolo <>
Subject Re: Cassandra Compression and Wide Rows
Date Mon, 18 Mar 2013 13:14:08 GMT
Imho it is probably more efficient for wide. When you decompress 8k blocks
to get at a 200 byte row you create overhead , particularly young gen.
On Monday, March 18, 2013, Sylvain Lebresne <> wrote:
> The way compression is implemented, it is oblivious to the CF being
wide-row or narrow-row. There is nothing intrinsically less efficient in
the compression for wide-rows.
> --
> Sylvain
> On Fri, Mar 15, 2013 at 11:53 PM, Drew Kutcharian <> wrote:
>> Hey Guys,
>> I remember reading somewhere that C* compression is not very effective
when most of the CFs are in wide-row format and some folks turn the
compression off and use disk level compression as a workaround. Considering
that wide rows with composites are "first class citizens" in CQL3, is this
still the case? Has there been any improvements on this?
>> Thanks,
>> Drew

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