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Cassandra Data Modeling and Analysis by C.Y. Kan

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Chapter 3. CQL Data Types

In this chapter, we will have an overview of Cassandra Query Language and take a detailed look into the wealthy set of data types supported by Cassandra. We will walk through the data types to study what their internal storage structure looks like. If you want to know how Cassandra implements them behind the scenes, the Java source code of Cassandra can be referenced. For those of you who have not installed and set up Cassandra, you can refer to Chapter 5, First-cut Design and Implementation, for a quick procedure.

Introduction to CQL

Cassandra introduced Cassandra Query Language (CQL) in release 0.8 as a SQL-like alternative to the traditional Thrift RPC API. As of the time of this writing, the latest CQL version is 3.1.7. ...

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