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From Michaël Figuière <michael.figui...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Changes for CQL drivers
Date Tue, 20 Nov 2012 08:33:26 GMT
We've just released the driver I was talking about in these slides:
https://github.com/datastax/java-driver

We plan to merge the work started on cassandra-jdbc with this new driver
and have JDBC as as extra module that can be plugged on top of the core
one. This JDBC layer should be available somewhere around Cassandra 1.2
release. A driver GA release should be available in early Q1 2013 but some
beta/rc will be available before.

Michaël

On Mon, Nov 19, 2012 at 4:43 PM, John Sanda <john.sanda@gmail.com> wrote:

> I have been using the cassandra-jdbc driver for development. I using it
> with Cassandra 1.1.6 and then recently I upgraded to 1.2.0 beta1. A lot of
> my automated tests started failing after the upgrade, and then I upgraded
> to beta2 with the same results. I should note that I did update my
> dependencies in cassandra-jdbc to the beta2 versions. I took
> queries/inserts from failing tests, ran them in cqlsh, and got the expected
> results. I am aware of some of changes/features with the new CQL wire
> protocol; so, in a local branch I updated the driver to
> use org.apache.cassandra.transport.SimpleClient. This involved a couple
> hacks like putting a copy of my cassandra.yaml on my tests classpath and
> using a hard-coded value for the consistency level arg in
> SimpleClient.execute and SimpleClient.executePrepared. With those changes
> and enabling the native protocol on the server I got my tests passing.
>
> Earlier today I came across
>
> http://www.datastax.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/7_Datastax_Upcoming_Changes_in_Drivers.pdfon
> the users list. I am using the JDBC driver for client code, and I am
> at
> a point now where I am blocked with the aforementioned issues. Are there
> already changes underway to add support for using the native protocol in
> the driver? Is the driver discussed in that presentation going to be a
> replacement for the existing JDBC driver or will it be a replacement for
> the Cassandra.Client instance to which the driver delegates requests? I am
> reluctant to move forward with my local changes and/or open a feature
> request on the cassandra-jdbc project for native protocol support if there
> is already work underway.
>
> It is also worth mentioning that I have submitted a patch to Liquibase[1]
> to enable support for Cassandra. If/when my patch is applied then I will be
> able to write an extension to provide Cassandra support. I want to keep
> abreast of any major CQL/driver changes so that I can plan for them as
> necessary with my Liquibase plugin.
>
> [1] http://www.liquibase.org
>
>
> Thanks
>
> - John
>

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