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From Andrey Ilinykh <>
Subject Re: efficient way to store 8-bit or 16-bit value?
Date Thu, 12 Dec 2013 00:33:30 GMT
Column metadata is about 20 bytes. So, there is no big difference if you
save 1 or 4 bytes.

Thank you,

On Wed, Dec 11, 2013 at 2:42 PM, onlinespending <>wrote:

> What do people recommend I do to store a small binary value in a column?
> I’d rather not simply use a 32-bit int for a single byte value. Can I have
> a one byte blob? Or should I store it as a single character ASCII string? I
> imagine each is going to have the overhead of storing the length (or null
> termination in the case of a string). That overhead may be worse than
> simply using a 32-bit int.
> Also is it possible to partition on a single character or substring of
> characters from a string (or a portion of a blob)? Something like:
>         id text,
>         value blob,
>         PRIMARY KEY (string[0:1])
> )

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