incubator-cassandra-dev mailing list archives

Site index · List index
Message view « Date » · « Thread »
Top « Date » · « Thread »
From Mark McBride <>
Subject Re: Cassandra data model misconceptions, and their sources
Date Mon, 17 Aug 2009 22:32:53 GMT
My first attempt at a revamped data model wiki page is up here

This one follows phatduckk's approach of describing the data model
bottom up, which I found more intuitive.  I'm interested to hear if

1) It corrects some of the misconceptions people have run into
2) The bottom up approach is more approachable than top down.
3) I got everything covered and everything right :)


On Mon, Aug 17, 2009 at 11:31 AM, Edward
Ribeiro<> wrote:
> Right on target, Evan!
> When I first downloaded Cassandra, three months ago, I tried to make
> the analogy with BigTable, whose paper I'd already read, but the
> differences between Cassandra and BigTable made it quite hard to grasp
> some Cassandra concepts.
> Imho, as Table was renamed to Keyspace then Column should be the next
> concept to be renamed as showed by numbers 4, 5, 6, and 7 of your
> list. I would suggest to rename Column to Attribute (with the
> corresponding AttributeFamily or AttributeSet). It's not the best
> name, but right off the bat is what I can suggest.
> Edward

View raw message