Binary Memtable is the name of Cassandra's pre-1.0 bulk-load interface. It was deprecated in version 0.8 and removed entirely in 1.0. It was replaced by the BulkLoader tool.

It avoided several kinds of overhead associated with the normal Thrift API:

The tradeoff you make is that it is considerably less convenient to use than Thrift:

There is an example of using Hadoop to load data through the Binary Memtable interface at https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/cassandra/branches/cassandra-0.8/examples/bmt/ .

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BinaryMemtable (last edited 2013-11-13 00:35:12 by GehrigKunz)