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From "Jonathan Ellis (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (CASSANDRA-2478) Custom CQL protocol/transport
Date Fri, 18 May 2012 18:33:10 GMT

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Jonathan Ellis commented on CASSANDRA-2478:
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Is it worth taking a look at something like the libpq protocol to see if we're missing anything
obvious? http://www.postgresql.org/docs/9.2/static/protocol.html
                
> Custom CQL protocol/transport
> -----------------------------
>
>                 Key: CASSANDRA-2478
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CASSANDRA-2478
>             Project: Cassandra
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>          Components: API, Core
>            Reporter: Eric Evans
>            Assignee: Sylvain Lebresne
>            Priority: Minor
>              Labels: cql
>         Attachments: cql_binary_protocol
>
>
> A custom wire protocol would give us the flexibility to optimize for our specific use-cases,
and eliminate a troublesome dependency (I'm referring to Thrift, but none of the others would
be significantly better).  Additionally, RPC is bad fit here, and we'd do better to move in
the direction of something that natively supports streaming.
> I don't think this is as daunting as it might seem initially.  Utilizing an existing
server framework like Netty, combined with some copy-and-paste of bits from other FLOSS projects
would probably get us 80% of the way there.

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