Wait! Back away from the Cassandra secondary index. It’s ok for some use cases, but it’s not an easy button. “But I need to search through a bunch of columns to look for the data… and I can’t model that in C*, even after watching all of Patrick McFadins data modeling videos. What do I do?” The answer, dear developer, is in DSE Search. With it’s easy Solr API, Lucene indexes (and fault tolerance) you can search data stored in your Cassandra database until your heart’s content. Take my hand. I will show you how.