There are many popular client drivers available for Java and other popular languages. You can find the list at http://planetcassandra.org/client-drivers-tools/. However, in this chapter we'll see how we can write our Cassandra client using the
Datastax Java driver. This is one of the most popular drivers available, and we'll discuss some core features provided by it, such as the database connection pool support and various pool configuration options. We'll also discuss the mapping API provided by
Datastax, which we can use to map Cassandra tables to our Java class objects. We'll also take a look at how we can enable tracing for queries from the Java driver.
In order to make ...