Understand DataStax 3.0 comes with Cassandra 1.1.9 and apparently CQL Binary protocol support is only available from cassandra version 1.2rc2 onwards and is there a way to upgrade cassandra to the latest version for DataStax 3.0 enterprise, so that we can use CQL Binary protocol. Why we need this protocol support is : we're planning to use Cassandra-Sharp (in an ASP.NET MVC app to access Cassandra tables) that only supports CQL Binary protocol to retrieve data.
I'm against using the old version of cassandra features and don't want to use column family, instead start with CQL3 TABLE feature and build on top and use SOLR integration as well.
Also when I tried including binary protocol settings (http://www.datastax.com/dev/blog/binary-protocol) in cassandra version 1.1.9 (that comes with DataStax 3.0) gives me errors as captured in stackoverflow (http://stackoverflow.com/questions/15497863/enabling-cql-binary-protocol-throws-yamlexception-unable-to-find-property-in).
Please help how to resolve this ASAP?