Create a table that is compatible with the legacy (Thrift) storage engine format.
Use WITH COMPACT STORAGE to create a table that is compatible with clients written to work with the legacy (Thrift) storage engine format.
CREATE TABLE sblocks ( block_id uuid, subblock_id uuid, data blob, PRIMARY KEY (block_id, subblock_id) ) WITH COMPACT STORAGE;
Using the WITH COMPACT STORAGE directive prevents you from defining more than one column that is not part of a compound primary key. A compact table with a primary key that is not compound can have multiple columns that are not part of the primary key.
A compact table that uses a compound primary key must define at least one clustering column. Columns cannot be added nor removed after creation of a compact table. Unless you specify WITH COMPACT STORAGE, CQL creates a table with non-compact storage.
Collections and static columns cannot be used with COMPACT STORAGE tables.