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From aaron morton <>
Subject Re: CQL3 Question
Date Tue, 14 May 2013 18:46:48 GMT
> This is also my first post here :).
+1 for what you said. 

You can access CQL 3 tables via thrift, see

In general through I would not recommend mixing the two techniques for the same table / CF.


Aaron Morton
Freelance Cassandra Consultant
New Zealand


On 14/05/2013, at 5:11 AM, Faraaz Sareshwala <> wrote:

> This is also my first post here :).
> While CQL3 is recommended for new projects, Thrift isn't going anywhere. You
> don't necessarily need to use the binary protocol for CQL3 either. You can
> execute CQL3 queries through Thrift. As far as I know, the new binary protocol
> is still beta in 1.2.
> Faraaz
> On Sat, May 11, 2013 at 10:31:00PM -0700, Sam Mandes wrote:
>> Hello All,
>> This is my first post here.
>> I noticed that Cassandra is pushing CQL3 more, it's even recommended to use
>> CQL3 for new projects instead of the Thrift API. I know that one can use the
>> compact storage to allow backward compatibility. And I know that CQL3 uses the
>> new binary protocol instead of Thrift now. I believe they both use the same
>> storage engine. (I still do not understand why they are incompatible!)
>> Thus, I was wondering is there is a possible way that I can view the tables
>> created with CQL3 in a lower-level view like I used with Thrift? I mean I can
>> view the tables as simply CFs, just something to expose the internal
>> representation.
>> Thanks a lot

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