December 25, 2011 1 Comment
*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.
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