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From Andrés Ivaldi <>
Subject Cassandra Ussages
Date Sun, 28 Feb 2016 13:39:56 GMT
Hello, At my work we are looking for new technologies for an Analysis
Engine, and we are evaluating differents technologies one of them is
Cassandra as our Data repository.

Now we can execute query analysis agains an OLAP Cube and RDBMS, using
MSSQL as our data repository. Cube is obsolete and SQL server engine is
slow as data repository.

I don't know much about cassandra, I read some books, and looks to fit well
on what we are needing, but there are some things that looks like a problem
for us.

Our engine is designed to be scalable, flexible and dynamic, any user can
add new dimensions or measures from any source, all the data is stored on
Cube(this is fixed data) and MSSQL(dynamic data) so we have decoupled
tables with the dimension values.

Ok, with the context given I'll like to clear some doubts

- I able to flat the table with all the possible dimension values to
cassandra, creating the pk against the dimension columns? this will give me
the "sensation" of data pivot over the PK columns? If correct, what if I
want to select the order of the columns, or add another or reduce them?
- It's possible to extend the values of a row dynamically? What we do often
is join row against a value of a mapped external data value to extend the
dimensions hierarchical value structure (ie state->Country->Continent)

I know we can do some of this things in the core of our engine, like the
dimension extension of the values or reduce columns, but as we are
evaluating differents technologies is good to know.


Ing. Ivaldi Andres

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