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From Eric Evans <>
Subject Re: CQL or Thrift ?
Date Tue, 06 Aug 2013 14:34:52 GMT
[ Nulik Nol ]
> I need a client in C (not C++) to work with Cassandra, so since there
> is no one yet I would do my own. So far I have checked, I can do it
> through Thrift RPC port, or through CQL port. As I understand, CQL
> doesn't support direct "mutate" or "get_range_slices" calls like
> Thrift does , so being Thrift API more low level, it should be faster
> for specific queries my application would execute. The question is,
> what do you recommend me to use, Thrift or CQL3 native protocol?

Performance is likely to be the least important consideration when
comparing the two, but luckily we don't have to have that argument; CQL is
actually faster.

Eric Evans

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