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From Jim Witschey <>
Subject Re: Is a blob storage cost of cassandra is the same as bigint storage cost for long variables?
Date Mon, 12 Sep 2016 15:30:40 GMT

>> Are there any performance pros or cons?

I would do some benchmarking under realistic data load before going
forward with this data model. I don't have numbers to back this up,
but if the column in question is in the key, I'd be concerned about
the cost of comparing and sorting blobs over integers. This could make
read and flush operations, among others, unnecessarily expensive.

Performance concerns aside:

> So here is almost no any difference between them

Like Romain, I'd be surprised if the (very small) disk footprint
benefit were worth the extra complexity and loss of clarity in client

Jim Witschey

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