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From Edward Capriolo <edlinuxg...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: What is the ideal server-side technology stack to use with Cassandra?
Date Fri, 17 Aug 2012 13:53:15 GMT
The best stack is the THC stack. :)

Tomcat Hadoop Cassandra :)

On Fri, Aug 17, 2012 at 6:09 AM, Andy Ballingall TF
<ballingall@thefoundry.co.uk> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I've been running a number of tests with Cassandra using a couple of
> PHP drivers (namely PHPCassa (https://github.com/thobbs/phpcassa/) and
> PDO-cassandra (http://code.google.com/a/apache-extras.org/p/cassandra-pdo/),
> and the experience hasn't been great, mainly because I can't try out
> the CQL3.
>
> Aaron Morton (aaron@thelastpickle.com) advised:
>
> "If possible i would avoid using PHP. The PHP story with cassandra has
> not been great in the past. There is little love for it, so it takes a
> while for work changes to get in the client drivers.
>
> AFAIK it lacks server side states which makes connection pooling
> impossible. You should not pool cassandra connections in something
> like HAProxy."
>
> So my question is - if you were to build a new scalable project from
> scratch tomorrow sitting on top of Cassandra, which technologies would
> you select to serve HTTP requests to ensure you get:
>
> a) The best support from the cassandra community (e.g. timely updates
> of drivers, better stability)
> b) Optimal efficiency between webservers and cassandra cluster, in
> terms of the performance of individual requests and in the volumes of
> connections handled per second
> c) Ease of development and and deployment.
>
> What worked for you, and why? What didn't work for you?
>
>
> Thanks,
> Andy
>
>
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