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From Marko Asplund <>
Subject Re: CQL vs. non-CQL data models
Date Thu, 28 Mar 2013 19:43:10 GMT

Thanks for the helpful reply, Aaron!

I also found this Datastax blog post very helpful in this case:


Aaron Morton wrote:
>> Is this data model defined by Thrift? How closely does it reflect the
>> Cassandra internal data model?
> Yes.
> Astynax is a thrift based API, and the thrift model closely matches the internal model.
> CQL 3 provides some abstractions on top of the internal model.
>> Is there any documentation or other online pointers describing these
>> different data models?
>See data modelling

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