Can I use the Cassandra data storage engine only?
I am developing an application for data storage. All the replication, routing and data retrieving types of business are handled in my application. Up to now, the data is stored in memory. Now, I want to use Cassandra storage engine to flush data from memory into hard drive. I am not sure if that is a correct approach.
My question: Can I use the Cassandra data storage engine only? I do not want to use Cassandra as a whole standalone product (In this case, I should run one independent Cassandra per node and my application act as if it is
clientof Cassandra. This idea will put a lot of burden on node since it puts unnecessary levels between my application and storage engine).
I have my own replication, ring and routing code. I only need the on-node storage facilities of Cassandra. I want to embed cassandra in my application as a library.