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From Tyler Hobbs <ty...@datastax.com>
Subject Re: about compression enabled by default in Cassandra 1.1.
Date Tue, 22 Oct 2013 23:41:29 GMT
On Tue, Oct 22, 2013 at 9:29 AM, DE VITO Dominique <
dominique.devito@thalesgroup.com> wrote:

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> Is compression working for whatever column value type ? in all cases ?****
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> For example, if my CF has columns with value type of byte[] (or “blob”
> when speaking CQL), is C* still doing compression ?
>

Yes, compression is always on by default.  Note that SSTable compression is
block-based and there's a fair amount of metadata in the SSTable that
compression can work on even if your column values aren't highly
compressable.


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Tyler Hobbs
DataStax <http://datastax.com/>

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