On Tue, Dec 15, 2009 at 5:19 PM, Brian Burruss <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
can the cassandra client (java specifically) specify that a particular "put" should be "create only, do not update"? If the value already exists in the database, i want the put to fail. for instance, two users want the exact same username, so they both do a "get" to determine if the username already exists, it doesn't, so they create. the last one to create wins, correct?
Correct. You would need to implement a locking mechanism such as Zookeeper in your application to get around this.