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From Eric Evans <>
Subject Re: Avro RPC?
Date Wed, 22 Dec 2010 17:40:21 GMT
On Wed, 2010-12-22 at 17:27 +0000, Jools wrote:
> It's interesting to note that in Eben Hewitt's - The definitive guide
> to Cassandra he states the following;
> *Avro Summary*
> As of Cassandra version 0.7, Avro is the RPC and data serialization
> mechanism for Cassandra.
> It generates code that remote clients can use to interact with the
> database.
> It’s well-supported in the community and has the strength of growing
> out of the larger and very well-known Hadoop project.
> It should serve Cassandra well for the foreseeable future.

Huh.  That's just... wrong.

> Personally I'm pretty much married to thrift as it's used all the way
> through my application stack, and having played with Avro it really
> didn't merit the effort to move over (for me at least).
> How are you thinking of creating an 'application specific' transport?

Not sure what you mean, by "how" here.  I haven't written a spec yet, if
that's what you mean.

Eric Evans

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