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From Ed Anuff>
Subject Re: Secondary Index Operators
Date Mon, 12 Jul 2010 19:20:06 GMT
Interesting, I can't comment on the applicability of msgpack within
Cassandra, but I posted something a while back about a serialization
technique I was using for implementing inverted indexes at the
application level on top of Cassandra
(  I used a very
primitive serialization scheme, I'll have to take a closer look at

On Sun, Jul 11, 2010 at 9:12 AM, Thomas Heller <> wrote:
> Hey,
> I was wondering what your plans are concerning secondary indexes and
> supported operators?
> I looked over the code and so far there is only EQ which of course is
> the easiest since it just compares byte values and that will work for
> (almost) everything. Most index operations will however require
> de-serializing the data.
> I chose msgpack binaries to store my data because it was the most
> compact and it keeps basic type information intact (string, int,
> floats, arrays, etc), but a msgpack int is not 4 bytes and wouldnt be
> castable to a standard 4 byte int so for example a "simple less than"
> wouldnt work.
> Are there any plans on this topic or is it still open to discussion?
> Cheers,
> /thomas

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