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From Ran Tavory <>
Subject Re: hector or pelops
Date Thu, 24 Jun 2010 06:34:36 GMT
on the wiki you can find:

Example <>
simple client<>
read all keys<>
all key slices for… in groups <>

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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