The default partitioner prior to Cassandra 1.2.
RandomPartitioner was the default partitioner prior to Cassandra 1.2. It
is included for backwards compatibility. You can use it in later versions of Cassandra,
even when using virtual nodes (vnodes). However, if you don't use vnodes, you must
calculate the tokens, as described in Generating
RandomPartition distributes data evenly across the nodes using an MD5 hash
value of the row key. The possible range of hash values is from 0 to 2127
When using the
RandomPartitioner, you can page through all rows using the
token function in a CQL query.