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From Peter Lin <wool...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: CQL & Thrift
Date Fri, 30 Aug 2013 18:01:30 GMT
I use dynamic columns all the time and they vary in type.

With CQL you can define a default type, but you can't insert specific types
of data for column name and value. It forces you to use all bytes or all
strings, which would require coverting it to other types.

thrift is much more powerful in that respect.

not everyone needs to take advantage of the full power of dynamic columns.


On Fri, Aug 30, 2013 at 1:58 PM, Jon Haddad <jon@jonhaddad.com> wrote:

> Just curious - what do you need to do that requires thrift?  We've build
> our entire platform using CQL3 and we haven't hit any issues.
>
> On Aug 30, 2013, at 10:53 AM, Peter Lin <woolfel@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>
> my bias perspective, I find the sweet spot is thrift for insert/update and
> CQL for select queries.
>
> CQL is too limiting and negates the power of storing arbitrary data types
> in dynamic columns.
>
>
> On Fri, Aug 30, 2013 at 1:45 PM, Jon Haddad <jon@jonhaddad.com> wrote:
>
>> If you're going to work with CQL, work with CQL.  If you're going to work
>> with Thrift, work with Thrift.  Don't mix.
>>
>> On Aug 30, 2013, at 10:38 AM, Vivek Mishra <mishra.vivs@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> Hi,
>> If i a create a table with CQL3 as
>>
>> create table user(user_id text PRIMARY KEY, first_name text, last_name
>> text, emailid text);
>>
>> and create index as:
>> create index on user(first_name);
>>
>> then inserted some data as:
>> insert into user(user_id,first_name,last_name,"emailId")
>> values('@mevivs','vivek','mishra','vivek.mishra@impetus.co.in');
>>
>>
>> Then if update same column family using Cassandra-cli as:
>>
>> update column family user with key_validation_class='UTF8Type' and
>> column_metadata=[{column_name:last_name, validation_class:'UTF8Type',
>> index_type:KEYS},{column_name:first_name, validation_class:'UTF8Type',
>> index_type:KEYS}];
>>
>>
>> Now if i connect via cqlsh and explore user table, i can see column
>> first_name,last_name are not part of table structure anymore. Here is the
>> output:
>>
>> CREATE TABLE user (
>>   key text PRIMARY KEY
>> ) WITH
>>   bloom_filter_fp_chance=0.010000 AND
>>   caching='KEYS_ONLY' AND
>>   comment='' AND
>>   dclocal_read_repair_chance=0.000000 AND
>>   gc_grace_seconds=864000 AND
>>   read_repair_chance=0.100000 AND
>>   replicate_on_write='true' AND
>>   populate_io_cache_on_flush='false' AND
>>   compaction={'class': 'SizeTieredCompactionStrategy'} AND
>>   compression={'sstable_compression': 'SnappyCompressor'};
>>
>> cqlsh:cql3usage> select * from user;
>>
>>  user_id
>> ---------
>>  @mevivs
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> I understand that, CQL3 and thrift interoperability is an issue. But this
>> looks to me a very basic scenario.
>>
>>
>>
>> Any suggestions? Or If anybody can explain a reason behind this?
>>
>> -Vivek
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>
>

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