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Indika - what use cases do you have in mind for the ws-clients connecting
directly to Cassandra especially since you mention connections from clients
using ws-security? Are you suggesting remote connections over https directly
to the data-store between non-colocated client and server nodes? The client
in such a scenario will also likely have the server-side business logic.
right - is that what you have in mind?

Currently, there's already an excellent java client library Hector (
https://github.com/rantav/hector) and a Thrift API (allows cross-language
rpc kind of like a web-service mediator/engine). So, there are good
client-integration options with 'almost' minimal external lib dependencies.
Especially with java, imho, additional binary dependencies that result in
the jar-hell phenomenon is quite irksome for most users. Axis has a few lib
dependencies of its own, too.

-gshx
On Sun, Jan 16, 2011 at 11:50 AM, indika kumara wrote:

Hi All,

What would you think about the idea of exposing the Cassandra as a Web
Service so that any web service client can connect to the Cassandra server?

This would require embedding a web service engine in the server side,
providing WSDL(s) for Cassandra’s services such as management, data access,
etc.

If this task can be done, it is possible to connect to the Cassandra
through
different languages, different transports such as TCP, HTTP, JMS, etc.
Moreover, the connection between clients and the Cassandra can be secure
(WS-Security), and reliable.

If this task is worth, I may be able to contribute for implementing it. I
am
familiar with the Axis2 web service engine [1], and an Apache committer.

Your suggestions are welcome!

Thanks,

Indika

[1] http://axis.apache.org/axis2/java/core/

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