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== Welcome to the Pandra toolkit (0.2) == Copyright (C) 2010 Michael Pearson <firstname.lastname@example.org> This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version. This library is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU Lesser General Public License for more details. You should have received a copy of the GNU Lesser General Public License along with this program. If not, see <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>. - What is it? Pandra (PHP-Cassandra) is a light-weight PHP based create/read/update/delete (CRUD) layer for the Cassandra distributed datastore. Sitting ontop of the generated Thrift Interface files, it suits as a factory patterned rapid prototyping tool. "Cassandra is a highly scalable, eventually consistent, distributed, structured key-value store. Cassandra brings together the distributed systems technologies from Dynamo and the data model from Google's BigTable. Like Dynamo, Cassandra is eventually consistent. Like BigTable, Cassandra provides a ColumnFamily-based data model richer than typical key/value systems. Cassandra was open sourced by Facebook in 2008, where it was designed by one of the authors of Amazon's Dynamo. In a lot of ways you can think of Cassandra as Dynamo 2.0. Cassandra is in production use at Facebook but is still under heavy development." - http://incubator.apache.org/cassandra/ Pandra can be installed and interfaced in a few minutes, building your API or web service on a highly redundant datastore can be realised with relative ease. - Key Features * Clear demarcation of columfamily objects from the underlying cluster connection handlers * Supports any number of Cassandra nodes, tweakable consistency levels * Extensible type definition, validation and callback layers * Supports UUID types * Flexible arrangement of Keyspaces, Column Families and Super Columns (implements ArrayAccess) * Schema aware and factory objects * Extensible Logging interface - Dependencies * Cassandra >= 0.6 * Thrift Interface (tested cassandra.thrift and pre-generated files are packaged) * PHP >= 5.3 * OSSP PHP-UUID module - Optional * Model Generation - syck yaml * Caching - APC or Memcached (PECL) * Logging - Syslog, Sendmail and FirePHP - Download Latest snapshot : git checkout git://github.com/mjpearson/Pandra.git . - or - Latest stable tag : http://github.com/mjpearson/Pandra/tarball/0.1 - Community The Pandra homepage is http://www.phpgrease.net/projects/Pandra For feedback, bugs and general support discussion see http://groups.google.com/group/pandra-user Developers : http://groups.google.com/group/pandra-dev Github users may also log bugs directly via http://github.com/mjpearson/pandra/issues