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From Tupshin Harper <>
Subject Re: ALLOW FILTERING usage
Date Mon, 17 Mar 2014 10:56:44 GMT
It's the difference between reading from only the partitions that you are
interested, vs reading every single partition before filtering the
results.  At scale, and assuming you don't actually need to read every
partition, there would be a huge difference.

If the model requires you to read every partition in the table in the IN
approach, then there probably won't be much difference.

In general, I would prefer the approach where you explicitly specify the
keys you are needing to poll.

On Mar 17, 2014 6:51 AM, "Kasper Middelboe Petersen" <>

> Hi,
> I have a table:
>        key text,
>        group text,
>        date timestamp,
>        json text,
>        PRIMARY KEY((key, group), date)
> This table will contain a small amount of data (only what an administrator
> creates by hand - a year from now maybe 6 different keys, 10-15 groups for
> a total of 60-90 rows each with up to maybe 15 columns).
> I need the application to detect changes to this and was planning to poll
> the table every few minutes for new content (while its not often its
> updated, the update needs to go live fairly quick).
> My question then is how big, if any, a difference there would be to doing:
> SELECT * FROM json WHERE date < :now: AND date > :lastCheck: ALLOW
> to
> SELECT * FROM json WHERE key IN (<key1...key6>) AND group IN
> (<group1...group15>) AND date < :now: AND date > :lastCheck:
> /Kasper

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