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From Jeffrey Kesselman <>
Subject Re: Cassandra Clients for Java
Date Fri, 17 Jun 2011 22:18:41 GMT
I'm using Hector.  AFAIK its the only one that supports failover today.

On Fri, Jun 17, 2011 at 6:02 PM, Daniel Colchete <> wrote:
> Good day everyone!
> I'm getting started with a new project and I'm thinking about using
> Cassandra because of its distributed quality and because of its performance.
> I'm using Java on the back-end. There are many many things being said about
> the Java high level clients for Cassandra on the web. To be frank, I see
> problems with all of the java clients. For example, Hector and Scale7-pelops
> have new semantics on them that are neither Java's or Cassandra's, and I
> don't see much gain from it apart from the fact that it is more complex.
> Also, I was hoping to go with something that was annotation based so that it
> wouldn't be necessary to write boilerplate code (again, no gain).
> Demoiselle Cassandra seems to be one option but I couldn't find a download
> for it. I'm new to Java in the back-end and I find that maven is too much to
> learn just because of a client library. Also it seems to be hard to
> integrate with the other things I use on my project (GWT, GWT-platform,
> Google Eclipse Plugin).
> Kundera looks great but besides not having a download link (Google site link
> to Github, that links to Google site, but no download) its information is
> partitioned on many blog posts, some of them saying things I couldn't find
> on its website. One says it uses Lucandra for indexes but that is the only
> place talking about it, no documentation about using it. It doesn't seem to
> support Cassandra 0.8 also. Does it?
> I would like to hear from the users here what worked for you guys. Some real
> world project in production that was good to write in Java, where the client
> was stable and is maintained. What are the success stories of using
> Cassandra with Java. What would you recommend?
> Thank you very much!
> Best,
> --
> Dani
> Cloud3 Tech -
> Twitter: @DaniCloud3 @Cloud3Tech

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