Column-family storage devices store data much like a traditional RDBMS but group related columns together in a row, resulting in column-families (Figure 7.13). Each column can be a collection of related columns itself, referred to as a super-column.
- Chapter 7. Big Data Storage Technology
- from Big Data Fundamentals: Concepts, Drivers & Techniques
- Publisher: Prentice Hall
- Released: January 2016
Cassandra is probably the best known example implementing this model
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