I haven't done any performance testing with Cassandra 1.2, I was only giving possible reasons why the datastax binary driver might be faster. I have seen much better performance and reliability under heavy load in our internal rest services when switching from HTTP to SPDY. Possible reasons could be less sockets reads with more data per read which increases throughput, and it's easier to configure optimally.

And it could very well be that the datastax binary driver is slower than a thrift client, I haven't benchmarked it. Even so, that doesn't mean a driver that used Cassandra's binary protocol couldn't be made to run faster. I look forward to the opportunity to give it a try once we do move to 1.2.

On Sun, May 5, 2013 at 6:39 PM, Edward Capriolo <edlinuxguru@gmail.com> wrote:
I am aware of no benchmark that shows the binary driver to be faster then thrift. Yes. Theoretically a driver that with multiplex *should be* faster in *some* cases. However I have never seen any evidence to back up this theory anecdotal or otherwise.

In fact....

On Sun, May 5, 2013 at 4:09 PM, Derek Williams <derek@fyrie.net> 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.

On Sun, May 5, 2013 at 12:14 PM, Renato Marroquín Mogrovejo <renatoj.marroquin@gmail.com> wrote:
Hey Shamim,

Why do you say that Java-Driver has better performance over Hector or
Astyanax? Is there any reasons for this?

Renato M.

2013/5/5 Shamim <srecon@yandex.ru>:
> Hi,
>   Astyanax is just a refactoring of Hector and implements a few common cassandra use cases. Very easy to use api. In Astyanax you will found all the functions from hector. For better performance you can also check datastax java driver https://github.com/datastax/java-driver.
> There are another lightweight client from twitter https://github.com/twitter/cassie
> --
> Best regards
>   Shamim A.
> 05.05.2013, 05:30, "李 晗" <bjbylh@me.com>:
>> hello,
>> i want to know which cassandra client is better?
>> and what are their advantages and disadvantages?
>> thanks

Derek Williams

Derek Williams