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From Dimitry Lvovsky <>
Subject Re: hector or pelops
Date Fri, 25 Jun 2010 10:54:02 GMT
We've been using Hector for a month or so now and are very happy with it,
THANKS Ran! ;-).  Haven't tried pelops though.

On Thu, Jun 24, 2010 at 8:34 AM, Ran Tavory <> wrote:

> on the wiki you can find:
> Example <>
> DAO<>
> <>Example
> simple client<>
> <>Example
> read all keys<>
> <>get
> all key slices for… in groups <>
>  <>and KeyspaceTest<>
> On Thu, Jun 24, 2010 at 1:12 AM, Gavan Hood <> wrote:
>> Hi Ran,
>> I have been trialling hector but have not found the  the samples you refer
>> to, I found your basic ExampleClient but it does not excercise many
>> functions for instance the getSlice, fields usage etc
>> I want to develop a solid set of tests for each API call, do you have some
>> code  that will help me build that. If my code ends up useful I intend to
>> publish it on my website for others to use.
>> Regards
>> Gavan
>> On Thu, Jun 24, 2010 at 4:43 AM, Ran Tavory <> wrote:
>>> As the developer of hector I can only speak in favor of my child of love
>>> and I haven't tried pelops so take the following with a grain of salt...
>>> Hector sees wide adoption and has been coined the de-facto java client.
>>> It's been in use in production critical systems since version 0.5.0 by a few
>>> companies.
>>> The development team is responsive and accepts patches from the community
>>> and is busy with new features and improvements all the time. There's a bug
>>> tracking system and all bugs are fixed very fast.
>>> There are two active mailing lists one for the developers and one for the
>>> users (85 members)
>>> The project is maintained on github (
>>> and the process in all is very transparent and open to the community.
>>> Code is well tested with an embedded version of cassandra which I
>>> contributed back to the main cassandra repository, it runs a mvn and an ant
>>> build and all release versions are available at
>>> including source code. We love
>>> contributions and want to make it as easy as possible to contribute back.
>>> I myself have made a few contributions to cassandra core so I'm well
>>> familiar with its internals, which doesn't hurt when you write a client...
>>> ...and finally the features (just the high level):
>>> - connection pooling
>>> - datacenter friendly
>>> - high level API
>>> - all public cassandra versions in the last 6 months
>>> - failover
>>> - simple LB
>>> - extensive JMX
>>> - well documented, many examples, wiki, mailing list, team of developers
>>> and contributors.
>>> ... and of course there's also thrift if you're into hacking on it...
>>> On Wed, Jun 23, 2010 at 5:38 PM, Serdar Irmak <>wrote:
>>>>  Hi
>>>> Which java client library do you reccommend, hector or pelops and why ?
>>>> Best Regards,
>>>>  <>
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Dimitry Lvovsky
Director of Engineering
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