Cassandra Terminology : Cheat Sheet

*This document will be updated continuously until it is as complete as can be, please let me know what I can add to make it more useful for everyone, especially new Cassandra  users*


At the bottom end of the hierarchy there is a column, a column has three parts to it; A name, value and a timestamp. The name and value is stored as a raw byte array (byte[]) and can be of any size.

Super Columns

A super column is similar in terms of having a name,value pair however, it does not have a timestamp.

The major difference between a column and a super column is that :

A column maps to the binary representation of a string value and a super column maps to a number of columns. Read more of this post


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