Tonight I bundled the cassandra command-line interface (CLI) into virgil. Since the CLI uses the thrift-based CassandraDaemon, the main method now starts a thrift server along side the REST server.
Now, when you (or your application) issues commands through the REST interface, you can verify that they worked through the command-line interface. For more information, check...
on Oct 24, 2011
Love Cassandra? Love REST?
Wish you could have both at the same time?
Now you can.
After much discussion, I'm happy to announce the birth of a new project, Virgil. The project will provide a GUI and a services layer on top of Cassandra, exposing data and services via REST.
Virgil already has a REST layer for CRUD operations against keyspaces, column families, and data. We hope to quickly...
on Oct 22, 2011
The movement towards digital records is generating exponential amounts of data, tremendously valuable data. But building a system to manage that data and extract value from it requires acceptance of a paradox; the system needs to be flexible and tolerant, while simultaneously enforcing structure and standards. This is hard.
Many of us have felt the pain of Master Data Management (MDM). In large...
on Sep 9, 2011
I was recently asked the question: Rails or Grails? I needed to summarize the key differences and industry sentiment. This was my response.
Before I make any subjective comments, let me start with some objective metrics I found:
Now for my sentiments, I believe there are three key-dimensions: momentum, cloud-support, and people.
Rails has the...
on Dec 2, 2010
Over the years, I've lived a double life. On one side, I've been a member of many "pure architecture" teams and forums. We couldn't see code with a pair of binoculars. On the other side, I've been knee-deep in the code trenches where emergent architecture changed and morphed daily. Architecture? What Architecture? All we had was code. That was...
on Sep 24, 2010