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From Dean Hiller <>
Subject supercolumns vs. prefixing columns of same data type?
Date Wed, 12 Oct 2011 17:18:57 GMT
I heard cassandra may be going the direction of removing super column and
users are starting to just use prefixes in front of the column.

The reason I ask is I was going the way of only using supercolumns and then
many tables were fixed with just one supercolumn per row as the structure
for that table was simple....this kept the api we have on top of Hector
extremely simple not having to deal with columns vs. supercolumns.  What are
people's thoughts on this?

Dealing in columnfamilies where some have supercolumns and some don't I
think personally is a painful way to go.....going with just one way and
sticking with it sure makes the apis easier and it's much easier to apply
AOP type stuff to that ONE insert method rather than having two insert
methods.  So what is the direction of casssandra project and the


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