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From Ran Tavory <>
Subject Re: Cassandra for graph data structure
Date Sat, 25 Sep 2010 12:41:44 GMT
Courtney this certainly sounds interesting and as Nate suggested we're
always looking for valuable contributions.
A few things to keep in mind:
- I'm curious, as Lucas has asked - is it possible to create an
efficient graph API over cassandra and what are the tradeoffs?
- If the API is general enough and the functionality is reusable then
we'd be happy to add it to hector. If not, you can create a library
that uses hector as a layer.

On Friday, September 24, 2010, Courtney Robinson <> wrote:
> ?Nate & Lucas thanks for the responses.
> Nate, I think it would be asking a bit much to suggest the hector team implement convenience
methods for
> a graph representations. But if we went ahead and forked hector, I'd be sure to contribute
back what i can and just release it as another client
> or if the final product can be merged with hector...
> I'd like thoughts on any features outside my own usecase though so that we can build
it to handle other use cases as well.
> Lucas, I understand what you're saying but i've had a quick play with neo4j and the expense
we'd pay for reads offsets a lot of the
> setbacks i'd run into using neo4j, not to mention having to learn it...
> --------------------------------------------------
> From: "Nate McCall" <>
> Sent: Friday, September 24, 2010 4:14 PM
> To: <>
> Subject: Re: Cassandra for graph data structure
> My idea however was to fork hector, remove all the stuff i don't need and
> turn it into a graph API sitting on top of Cassandra.
> We are always looking for ideas and design feedback regarding Hector.
> Please feel free to make suggestions or fork and send pull requests.

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