Peter, I agree with you, but sometimes choice can be very easy, if a tool offers real advantages ...

During  several  weeks, I have thought  that choice could be : low level (thrift) or high level (pandra) as described on Cassandra Wiki..

Today, I discovered that SimpleCassie exists ... (I especially noticed that load balancing is planned). So I wonder if there is another  client, well known and supported by community. 

As  said by Jonathan, SimpleCassie and Pandra are both based on Thrift.. I think a Cassandra upgrade will require an upgrade of Thrift classes of high level clients too. Am I right ?

2010/4/2 Peter Chang <>
Questions like "What is the best ___?" that have subjective answers
are rarely simple.

I've tried various clients and I'd just recommend trying a few out and
getting involved win the projects. Some may have adavtnages of ease of
use while others may be more flexible or have features such as
connection pooling.

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On Apr 2, 2010, at 9:48 AM, yaw <> wrote:

> Hi all,
> just a (simple ?) question for today :
> What is the best client for Cassandra ?
> - Thrift (need to build compiler first)
> - Pandra (seems not updated)
> - SimpleCassie  (just discovered it few minutes ago)
> Is there any other PHP client ?
> If Cassandra is upgraded (0.5 to 0.6) , I suppose they all need to
> be upgraded ...
> Many thanks