Rails and Cassandra

Hi All,

     Does anyone in the group have any experience with Cassandra DB? We are considering going with it for either a primary or secondary database. We would like to know what others have found with it because it seems that to even get it up and running will take a lot of hoop jumping with thrift and what not.

     We are also having issues determining exactly how to get up and run with it for experimentation.

     Any help/opinions/advice would be be appreciated.