I have a column family with really wide rows set to use Snappy like this:


compression_options = {'sstable_compression' : 'org.apache.cassandra.io.compress.SnappyCompressor'}  


My understanding is that if a file is compressed I should not be able to use "strings" command to view its contents. But it seems like I can view the contents like this:


strings *-Data.db 


At what point does compression start ? How can I confirm it is working ?



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Oleg Dulin

NYC Java Big Data Engineer

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