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From "Peer, Oded" <>
Subject RE: Insert Vs Updates - Both create tombstones
Date Wed, 13 May 2015 10:45:36 GMT
Under the assumption that when you update the columns you also update the TTL for the columns
then a tombstone won't be created for those columns.
Remember that TTL is set on columns (or "cells"), not on rows, so your description of updating
a row is slightly misleading. If every query updates different columns then different columns
might expire at different times.

From: Walsh, Stephen []
Sent: Wednesday, May 13, 2015 1:35 PM
Subject: Insert Vs Updates - Both create tombstones

Quick Question,

Our team is under much debate, we are trying to find out if an Update on a row with a TTL
will create a tombstone.


We have one row with a TTL, if we keep "updating" that row before the TTL is hit, will a tombstone
be created.
I believe it will, but want to confirm.

So if that's is  true,
And if our TTL is 10 seconds and we "update" the row every second, will 10 tombstones be created
after 10 seconds? Or just 1?
(and does the same apply for "insert")

Stephen Walsh

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