Cassaforte is a new Clojure client for Apache Cassandra. It is built around CQL 3 and focuses on ease of use. You will likely find that using Cassandra from Clojure has never been so easy.

1.3.0 is a minor release that introduces a few minor features and improves compatibility with Cassandra 2.0.

Changes between Cassaforte 1.2.x and 1.3.0

Clojure 1.6 By Default

The project now depends on org.clojure/clojure version 1.6.0. It is still compatible with Clojure 1.4 and if your project.clj depends on a different version, it will be used, but 1.6 is the default now.

We encourage all users to upgrade to 1.6, it is a drop-in replacement for the majority of projects out there.

Cassandra Java Driver Update

Cassandra Java driver has been updated to 2.0.x.

UUID Generation Helpers

clojurewerkz.cassaforte.uuids is a new namespace that provides UUID generation helpers:

(require '[clojurewerkz.cassaforte.uuids :as uuids])

;= #uuid "d43fdc16-a9c3-4d0f-8809-512115289537"

;= #uuid "90cf6f40-4584-11e3-90c2-65c7571b1a52"

(uuids/unix-timestamp (uuids/time-based))
;= 1383592179743

(u/start-of (u/unix-timestamp (u/time-based)))
;= #uuid "ad1fd130-4584-11e3-8080-808080808080"

(u/end-of (u/unix-timestamp (u/time-based)))
;= #uuid "b31abb3f-4584-11e3-7f7f-7f7f7f7f7f7f"

Hayt Update

Hayt dependency has been updated to 1.4.1, which supports if-not-exists in create-keyspace:

(create-keyspace "main"
	         (with {:replication
	                  {:class "SimpleStrategy"
	                   :replication_factor 1 }}))

Extra Clauses Support in insert-batch

It is now possible to use extra CQL clauses for every statement in a batch insert (e.g. to specify TTL):

(cql/insert-batch "table"
  {:something "cats"}
  [{:something "dogs"} (using :ttl 60)])

Contributed by Sam Neubardt.

Alternative where syntax

Now it is possible to specify hash in where clause, which makes queries more composable:

(select :users
        (where {:city "Munich"
                :age [> (int 5)]})
        (allow-filtering true))

Batch Insert Improvements

Clauses to be specified for each record in insert-batch:

(let [input [[{:name "Alex" :city "Munich"} (using :ttl 350)]
             [{:name "Alex" :city "Munich"} (using :ttl 350)]]]
  (insert-batch th/session :users input))

Contributed by Sam Neubardt.

News and Updates

New releases and updates are announced on Twitter. Cassaforte also has a mailing list, feel free to ask questions and report issues there.

Cassaforte is a ClojureWerkz Project

Cassaforte is part of the group of libraries known as ClojureWerkz, together with

  • Langohr, a Clojure client for RabbitMQ that embraces the AMQP 0.9.1 model
  • Monger, a Clojure MongoDB client for a more civilized age
  • Elastisch, a minimalistic Clojure client for ElasticSearch
  • EEP, a Clojure library for stream (event) processing
  • Neocons, a Clojure client for the Neo4J REST API
  • Quartzite, a powerful scheduling library

and several others. If you like Cassaforte, you may also like our other projects.

Let us know what you think on Twitter or on the Clojure mailing list.

About the Author

Michael on behalf of the ClojureWerkz Team.