With 1.1.5, the TS is displayed with the local timezone and seems correct.

cqlsh:bat> create table test (id uuid primary key, ts timestamp );
cqlsh:bat> insert into test (id,ts) values ( '89d09c88-40ac-11e2-a1e2-6067201fae78',  '2012-12-07T10:00:00-0000');
cqlsh:bat> select * from test;
 id                                   | ts
--------------------------------------+--------------------------
 89d09c88-40ac-11e2-a1e2-6067201fae78 | 2012-12-07 02:00:00-0800

cqlsh:bat> 


-Bryan


On Fri, Dec 7, 2012 at 1:14 PM, B. Todd Burruss <btoddb@gmail.com> wrote:
trying to figure out if i'm doing something wrong or a bug.  i am
creating a simple schema, inserting a timestamp using ISO8601 format,
but when retrieving the timestamp, the timezone is displayed
incorrectly.  i'm inserting using GMT, the result is shown with
"+0000", but the time is for my local timezone (-0800)

tried with 1.1.6 (DSE 2.2.1), and 1.2.0-rc1-SNAPSHOT

here's the trace:

bin/cqlsh
Connected to Test Cluster at localhost:9160.
[cqlsh 2.3.0 | Cassandra 1.2.0-rc1-SNAPSHOT | CQL spec 3.0.0 | Thrift
protocol 19.35.0]
Use HELP for help.
cqlsh> CREATE KEYSPACE btoddb WITH replication =
{'class':'SimpleStrategy', 'replication_factor':1};
cqlsh>
cqlsh> USE btoddb;
cqlsh:btoddb> CREATE TABLE test (
          ...   id uuid PRIMARY KEY,
          ...   ts TIMESTAMP
          ... );
cqlsh:btoddb>
cqlsh:btoddb> INSERT INTO test
          ...   (id, ts)
          ...   values (
          ...     '89d09c88-40ac-11e2-a1e2-6067201fae78',
          ...     '2012-12-07T10:00:00-0000'
          ...   );
cqlsh:btoddb>
cqlsh:btoddb> SELECT * FROM test;

 id                                   | ts
--------------------------------------+--------------------------
 89d09c88-40ac-11e2-a1e2-6067201fae78 | 2012-12-07 02:00:00+0000

cqlsh:btoddb>