11. Designing for Column Family Databases
“A good designer must rely on experience, on precise, logic thinking; and on pedantic exactness. No magic will do.”
—NIKLAUS WIRTHCOMPUTER SCIENTIST
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Users drive the design of a column family database. This might seem illogical at first. After all, shouldn’t experienced designers with knowledge of the database management system take the lead on design? Actually, designers follow the lead of users. It is users who determine the questions that will be asked of the database application. They might have questions such as these:
• How many new orders were ...