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From aaron morton <>
Subject Re: Remove call vs. delete mutation
Date Mon, 11 Apr 2011 22:49:01 GMT
AFAIK both follow the same path internally. 


On 12 Apr 2011, at 06:47, Josep Blanquer wrote:

> All,
> From a thrift client perspective using Cassandra, there are currently
> 2 options for deleting keys/columns/subcolumns:
> 1- One can use the "remove" call: which only takes a column path so
> you can only delete 'one thing' at a time (an entire key, an entire
> supercolumn, a column or a subcolumn)
> 2- A delete mutation: which is more flexible as it allows to delete a
> list of columns an even a slice range of them within a single call.
> The question I have is: is there a noticeable difference in
> performance between issuing a remove call, or a mutation with a single
> delete? In other words, why would I use the remove call if it's much
> less flexible than the mutation?
> ...or another way to put it: is the remove call just there for
> backwards compatibility and will be superseded by the delete mutations
> in the future?
> Cheers,
> Josep M.

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