Using Pig to Bulk load data into Cassandra CQL3 tables

Cassandra is a distributed Key Value Store maintained by Apache Software Foundation.  http://cassandra.apache.org/
Pig is a Map/Reduce Scripting language maintained by Apache Software Foundation.  Pig takes scripts written in PigLatin and converts them to Hadoop Jobs. http://pig.apache.org/
As of the release of Cassandra 1.2.8, you can now read/LOAD and write/STORE with PIG to Cassandra CQL3 Tables.  It has been possible to use the native Cassandra structure, but this was limiting, if you wanted to use CQL3 anywhere in your environment.

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