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From Faraaz Sareshwala <>
Subject Re: CQL3 Question
Date Mon, 13 May 2013 17:11:32 GMT
This is also my first post here :).

While CQL3 is recommended for new projects, Thrift isn't going anywhere. You
don't necessarily need to use the binary protocol for CQL3 either. You can
execute CQL3 queries through Thrift. As far as I know, the new binary protocol
is still beta in 1.2.


On Sat, May 11, 2013 at 10:31:00PM -0700, Sam Mandes wrote:
> Hello All,
> This is my first post here.
> I noticed that Cassandra is pushing CQL3 more, it's even recommended to use
> CQL3 for new projects instead of the Thrift API. I know that one can use the
> compact storage to allow backward compatibility. And I know that CQL3 uses the
> new binary protocol instead of Thrift now. I believe they both use the same
> storage engine. (I still do not understand why they are incompatible!)
> Thus, I was wondering is there is a possible way that I can view the tables
> created with CQL3 in a lower-level view like I used with Thrift? I mean I can
> view the tables as simply CFs, just something to expose the internal
> representation.
> Thanks a lot

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