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From Steve Willcox <>
Subject Re: Cassandra Clients for Java
Date Sat, 18 Jun 2011 18:31:02 GMT
I'm using Hector.

The main contributor Nate McCall is very active and responsive to any
issues. The Hector community is very active.

 I've been using Java for a long time and I disagree that the client is more
complex than the underlying Thrift client. The latest version of Hector has
made large gains in simplifying the API. It has connection caching, load
balancing and failover build into its client.

I found it easy to use and stable. My code has been in production since
April 2011 and we've not had one Hector issue yet.

Hope that helps

Steve W.

On Fri, Jun 17, 2011 at 4:02 PM, Daniel Colchete <> wrote:

> Good day everyone!
> I'm getting started with a new project and I'm thinking about using
> Cassandra because of its distributed quality and because of its performance.
> I'm using Java on the back-end. There are many many things being said about
> the Java high level clients for Cassandra on the web. To be frank, I see
> problems with all of the java clients. For example, Hector and Scale7-pelops
> have new semantics on them that are neither Java's or Cassandra's, and I
> don't see much gain from it apart from the fact that it is more complex.
> Also, I was hoping to go with something that was annotation based so that it
> wouldn't be necessary to write boilerplate code (again, no gain).
> Demoiselle Cassandra seems to be one option but I couldn't find a download
> for it. I'm new to Java in the back-end and I find that maven is too much to
> learn just because of a client library. Also it seems to be hard to
> integrate with the other things I use on my project (GWT, GWT-platform,
> Google Eclipse Plugin).
> Kundera looks great but besides not having a download link (Google site
> link to Github, that links to Google site, but no download) its information
> is partitioned on many blog posts, some of them saying things I couldn't
> find on its website. One says it uses Lucandra for indexes but that is the
> only place talking about it, no documentation about using it. It doesn't
> seem to support Cassandra 0.8 also. Does it?
> I would like to hear from the users here what worked for you guys. Some
> real world project in production that was good to write in Java, where the
> client was stable and is maintained. What are the success stories of using
> Cassandra with Java. What would you recommend?
> Thank you very much!
> Best,
> --
> Dani
> Cloud3 Tech -
> Twitter: @DaniCloud3 @Cloud3Tech

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