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From aaron morton <>
Subject Re: Suggested Ruby client using Cassandra 1.2.5
Date Tue, 28 May 2013 18:30:07 GMT
Go with the twitter client that is more mature / under active development.

If you are just starting out / experimenting Thrift is fine to use, it's not going away. As
you get more experience you may start to prefer CQL and by that time their may be a ruby/C

Aaron Morton
Freelance Cassandra Consultant
New Zealand


On 27/05/2013, at 12:05 PM, Matthew Hillsborough <> wrote:

> Hi all,
> I am interested in using Cassandra in a Ruby on Rails project.
> After a quick search on GitHub, there seems to be two clients that
> stick out for use with Ruby:
> *
> *
> The documentation I've read suggested that users of 1.2.5 should use
> CQL vs Thrift in their client. That would point all signs to trying
> the cassandra-cql client first since the Twitter client is Thrift
> based.
> My concern is that it seems the Twitter client has a larger community
> and has more recent commits made to it.
> I'm not entirely sure where the best place to start is; but if anyone
> here works extensively with Ruby and/or Rails and can suggest a client
> that DataStax and/or the community suggests to use, that would be
> great.
> Thank you for any and all recommendations.
> Matthew.

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