DataStax Python Driver: Beta release available!
While the classic Thrift interface of Cassandra will remain supported for a long time to ensure the backward compatibility of existing applications, CQL is now growing fast in the community. Therefore, in the long term, this driver is expected to become a natural replacement for Pycassa, the popular Python client library developed on top of Thrift.
Despite being still in Beta stage, this driver already comes with all the major features found in the other drivers developed by DataStax:
Support for Prepared Statements
Monitoring and tracing
Standardised fail over and load balancing strategies
If you’re working with Python and Cassandra or if you wonder about it, it’s the right time to give it a try! You can now find it on PyPI. An installation guide is available, and you can start from here:
sudo pip install cassandra-driver