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From Benjamin Roth <benjamin.r...@jaumo.com>
Subject Re: Cassandra blob vs base64 text
Date Mon, 20 Feb 2017 12:48:18 GMT
You could save space when storing your data (base64-)decoded as blobs.

2017-02-20 13:38 GMT+01:00 Oskar Kjellin <oskar.kjellin@gmail.com>:

> We currently have some cases where we store base64 as a text field instead
> of a blob (running version 2.0.17).
> I would like to move these to blob but wondering what benefits and
> optimizations there are? The possible ones I can think of is (but there's
> probably more):
>
> * blob is stored as off heap ByteBuffers?
> * blob won't be decompressed server side?
>
> Are there any other reasons to switch to blobs? Or are we not going to see
> any difference?
>
> Thanks!
>

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