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From Tyler Hobbs <>
Subject Re: Cassandra with Web2Py
Date Sun, 14 Nov 2010 22:50:46 GMT

I noticed that web2py supports using Google App Engine.  Since GAE's data
model is close to Cassandra's, it might not be too hard to add similar
support.  I'm the current maintainer for pycassa, so if you're interested in
adding Cassandra support to web2py, let me know and maybe we can work on it

 - Tyler

On Sun, Nov 14, 2010 at 3:09 PM, Dipti Mathur <>wrote:

> Thanks Aaron,
> That's just what I am doing. Using pycassa in place of the standard
> modules. It's getting sort of cumbersome though. Thanks for your help! Now
> the effort seems worth it - since there is no easier option!
> -Dipti
> On Mon, Nov 15, 2010 at 12:59 AM, Aaron Morton <>wrote:
>> I've not seen anyone talking about it, nor seen it myself.
>> I just took a look at the docs for the Database Abstraction Layer here
>> It seems to be focused on RDBMS
>> back ends and standard SQL. E.g. it has support for transactions, executing
>> raw SQL and creating tables.
>> I'm guessing you cannot use Cassandra to back the standard parts of the
>> framework. You should be able to use pycassa if you want to code things
>> outside of the standard modules.
>> Hope that helps.
>> Aaron
>> On 14 Nov, 2010,at 11:05 PM, Dipti Mathur <> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Is anyone using Cassandra with web2py framework? Is there a DAL that can
>> directly be specified in the module? Without this the login module and
>> similar functionalities provided by web2py cannot be used.
>> Thanks,
>> Dipti Mathur

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