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From Sylvain Lebresne <>
Subject Re: Cassandra Compression and Wide Rows
Date Mon, 18 Mar 2013 08:54:45 GMT
The way compression is implemented, it is oblivious to the CF being
wide-row or narrow-row. There is nothing intrinsically less efficient in
the compression for wide-rows.


On Fri, Mar 15, 2013 at 11:53 PM, Drew Kutcharian <> wrote:

> Hey Guys,
> I remember reading somewhere that C* compression is not very effective
> when most of the CFs are in wide-row format and some folks turn the
> compression off and use disk level compression as a workaround. Considering
> that wide rows with composites are "first class citizens" in CQL3, is this
> still the case? Has there been any improvements on this?
> Thanks,
> Drew

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