The Apache Cassandra database is the right choice when you need scalability and high availability without compromising performance. Linear implacability and proven fault-tolerance on commodity hardware or cloud infrastructure make it the perfect platform for mission-critical data. Cassandra’s support for replicating across multiple data centers is best-in-class, providing lower latency for your users and the peace of mind of knowing that you can survive regional outages.
CQL provides a rich set of built-in data types, including collection types. Along with these data types, users can also create their own custom data types.
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The following table provides a list of built-in data types available in CQL.
|ascii||strings||Represents ASCII character string|
|bigint||bigint||Represents 64-bit signed long|
|blob||blobs||Represents arbitrary bytes|
|Boolean||booleans||Represents true or false|
|counter||integers||Represents counter column|
|decimal||integers, floats||Represents variable-precision decimal|
|double||integers||Represents 64-bit IEEE-754 floating point|
|float||integers, floats||Represents 32-bit IEEE-754 floating point|
|inet||strings||Represents an IP address, IPv4 or IPv6|
|int||integers||Represents 32-bit signed int|
|text||strings||Represents UTF8 encoded string|
|timestamp||integers, strings||Represents a timestamp|
|timeuuid||uuids||Represents type 1 UUID|
|uuid||uuids||Represents type 1 or type 4|
|varchar||strings||Represents uTF8 encoded string|
|varint||integers||Represents arbitrary-precision integer|
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Cassandra Query Language also provides a collection data types. The following table provides a list of Collections available in CQL.
|list||A list is a collection of one or more ordered elements.|
|map||A map is a collection of key-value pairs.|
|set||A set is a collection of one or more elements.|
Cqlsh provides users a facility of creating their own data types. Given below are the commands used while dealing with user defined datatypes.
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