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From Kristian Lunde <>
Subject Re: Social network feed/wall question
Date Mon, 23 Nov 2009 10:14:37 GMT
Hi Ian

Thanks for your answer, I'll have a look at redis. I think it should  
be possible doing this in cassandra if I sort the columns by timeUUID.


On 22 Nov 2009, at 23:11, Ian Holsman wrote:

> One of the problems you may face is that the common operation is  
> 'get last X'.
> You might want to look at redis as an alternative as it supports  
> this operation natively.
> I'm sure the Cassandra experts can help with your schema to optimize  
> it as well
> ---
> Sent from my phone
> Ian Holsman - 703 879-3128
> On 23/11/2009, at 9:55 AM, Kristian Lunde <> wrote:
>> I am currently building a social network application where one of  
>> the important features is a feed / wall (Something similar to the  
>> Facebook wall). We will have several feeds, one for each profile  
>> and one for each group and so on.  I have looked into using  
>> Cassandra for storing this, but I am not sure I am on the right  
>> track regarding my "schema".
>> My thoughs was that the schema would be similar to this
>> Feed [SuperColumn]
>> 	- Row [user id as identifier]
>> 		[Columns]
>> 		- type
>> 		- timestamp
>> 		- message
>> 		- url
>> Each user would have his own feed super column and store all feed  
>> items related to him in this super column. I am not sure this is  
>> the best idea, since it creates an insane amount of writes whenever  
>> someone writes to their wall (this will have to write the feed of  
>> all his friends). Also I read in this thread

>>  that super columns are not suited for > 60k rows in a super column.
>> What would be the optimal way of storing a set of feeds in cassandra?
>> Thanks
>> Kristian

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