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From Ran Tavory <>
Subject Re: hector or pelops
Date Wed, 23 Jun 2010 18:43:55 GMT
As the developer of hector I can only speak in favor of my child of love and
I haven't tried pelops so take the following with a grain of salt...
Hector sees wide adoption and has been coined the de-facto java client. It's
been in use in production critical systems since version 0.5.0 by a few
The development team is responsive and accepts patches from the community
and is busy with new features and improvements all the time. There's a bug
tracking system and all bugs are fixed very fast.
There are two active mailing lists one for the developers and one for the
users (85 members)
The project is maintained on github ( and
the process in all is very transparent and open to the community.
Code is well tested with an embedded version of cassandra which I
contributed back to the main cassandra repository, it runs a mvn and an ant
build and all release versions are available at including source code. We love
contributions and want to make it as easy as possible to contribute back.
I myself have made a few contributions to cassandra core so I'm well
familiar with its internals, which doesn't hurt when you write a client...
...and finally the features (just the high level):
- connection pooling
- datacenter friendly
- high level API
- all public cassandra versions in the last 6 months
- failover
- simple LB
- extensive JMX
- well documented, many examples, wiki, mailing list, team of developers and

... and of course there's also thrift if you're into hacking on it...

On Wed, Jun 23, 2010 at 5:38 PM, Serdar Irmak <> wrote:

>  Hi
> Which java client library do you reccommend, hector or pelops and why ?
> Best Regards,
>   <>
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