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From hani elabed <>
Subject Re: supercolumns vs. prefixing columns of same data type?
Date Thu, 13 Oct 2011 13:45:26 GMT
Hi Dean,
I don't have have an answer to your question, but just in case you haven't
seen this screencast by Ed Anuff on Cassandra Indexes, it helped me a lot.


On Wed, Oct 12, 2011 at 12:18 PM, Dean Hiller <> wrote:

> 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
> recommendation?
> thanks,
> Dean

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