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Presentation: Cassandra Basics - Indexing

A very informative presentation by Benjamin Black on Cassandra indexing:

There are so many interesting things to learn from these slides. Benjamin is briefly introducing the main Cassandra terms — if you are not familiar with them you can read more in this Cassandra tutorial — and moves to explain how column sorting and partitioning strategies should be used. Also to mention, some really quotable fragments from the deck:

Relational stores are schema oriented. Start from your schema & work forwards

Column stores are query oriented. Start from your queries & work backwards

Cassandra is an index construction kit