Consider situation when you have more Cassandra servers. It would require time synchronization in Cassandra itself. So we have to have time synchronization - on applications servers or Cassandra servers. I'm not sure if this is concern of Cassandra but it would be good for me...

2010/9/20 Kuan(«a) <>
To whom it may concern,

While timestamp parameter is auto generated by using cassandra-cli tool, why user have to manually insert the parameter in Cassandra-Thrift "insert" API??

In my point of view, leaving time-stamp to be inserted by client side will lead data into chaos, since clients' local time might be vary....

Time-Stamp better be generated automatically and consistently by Cassandra Server itself isn't it?
Any idea??