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From Aaron Turner <>
Subject Re: hector or astyanax
Date Sun, 05 May 2013 23:27:17 GMT
On Sun, May 5, 2013 at 1:09 PM, Derek Williams <> wrote:

> The binary protocol is able to multiplex multiple requests using a single
> connection, which can lead to much better performance (similar to HTTP vs
> SPDY). This is without comparing the performance of thrift vs binary
> protocol, which I assume the binary protocol would be faster since it is
> specialized for cassandra requests.
Curious why you think multiplexing multiple requests over a single
connection (serial) is faster then multiple requests over multiple
connections (parallel)?

And isn't Thrift a binary protocol?

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