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From Mark Robson <>
Subject Re: Pooling Question
Date Thu, 20 May 2010 22:23:50 GMT
On 20 May 2010 23:16, Ryan Daum <> wrote:

> I personally would love to see Cassandra add the concept of a read-only
> 'proxy' node which acts like the embedded ready only mode (Java 'fat
> client') but sits as a stand alone server. It would know the the entire ring
> and watch Gossip and thus be able to direct requests to the most appropriate
> node. This way thrift clients would just connect to localhost, and it would
> in turn handle pooling and balancing connections.
I agree that would be a very desirable feature; app servers could have a
local Cassandra node which handled cluster operations. Certainly makes
things easier.

It may also reduce network overhead as things could go directly to/from the
nodes they needed to rather than via a third node.


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