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From Peter Harrison <>
Subject Re: composite indexes?
Date Fri, 24 Sep 2010 01:29:53 GMT
On Fri, Sep 24, 2010 at 9:15 AM, Jonathan Ellis <> wrote:
> Can you start with the problem you are trying to solve, before we
> decide if composite indexes is the right solution? :)

In this case we have a large number of transactions, each with a date,
type, detail etc.

We are mostly looking for transactions between certain dates  that
have a certain value in one of the other fields.

By maintaining a separate ColumnFamily (index) with a row key of the
date + type we can easily find the transactions of a specific type on
a certain day. All you need to do is concatenate the date and type,
and look up the index. Currently we are maintaining the indexes

The new server side indexing function looks interesting, but only
seems to permit one column. Allowing the index key to be multiple
columns concatenated would permit a search based on multiple column

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