Java APIs of Apache Cassandra: Thrift, Hector, JDBC and DataStax Java Driver

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Welcome Toronto Cassandra Users,

In this talk Shahryar Sedghi, Founder at Parseix (, will compare various Java APIs of Apache Cassandra including Thrift (, Hector (, JDBC ( and the new Datastax Java Driver ( He will also be covering the basics of using the new Java driver, as well as discussing some advanced features like policies and asynchronous calls.

Food/beverage will be served this evening.

I hope you're able to make it!


About Shahryar

I am a veteran IBMer with 36 years of experience in this industry. Most my career was spent in integration of heterogeneous systems using IBM Middleware technology. Recently I have started parseix ( ( that offers a massively scaleable Monitoring as a Service (MaaS) for IBM Websphere MQ and IBM Integration Bus, built with Cassandra and other bleeding edge technologies.


6:30pm - Food/Beverage/Social

7:00pm - Apache Cassandra & Java APIs