reactivecore / cassandra_caseclass_adapter   0.0.2


Automatic Adapter for Scala Case classes to Java Cassandra Driver

Scala versions: 2.12 2.11 2.10

Cassandra Case Class Adapters

Build Status

Maps Case classes to the Cassandra Java Driver using shapeless powered type classes.


  • this is in early development stage
  • contains weird hacks and class casts
  • not API stable

Thanks a lot to the Shapeless team for their wonderful work.

Add Dependency

Builds are available for Scala 2.11, 2.12 having a dependency to the Cassandra Driver 4.7.2.

Add this to your build.sbt:

libraryDependencies += "net.reactivecore" %% "cassandra-caseclass-adapter" % "0.0.2"

If you use Scala 2.10, you also need (see Shapeless Documentation)

libraryDependencies += compilerPlugin("org.scalamacros" % "paradise" % "2.1.0" cross CrossVersion.full)


Define a case class

case class Person (
    id: UUID,
    name: String,
    age: Int

Have a cassandra table

  CREATE TABLE persons (
    id UUID,
    name TEXT,
    age INT,
    PRIMARY KEY (id)

And let the Adapter automatically generated

  import net.reactivecore.cca.CassandraCaseClassAdapter

  val adapter = CassandraCaseClassAdapter.make[Person]("persons")
  val session = // open cassandra session
  val person = Person(UUIDs.random(), "John Doe", 42)
  adapter.insert(person, session)
  val back: Seq[Person] = adapter.loadAllFromCassandra(session)


  • boiler plate free fromRow, insert, loadAllFromCassandra

Supported Types

  • Most fundamental types
  • Option
  • Set of Primitives and of UDT
  • List of Primitives (as Seq) and of UDT
  • Primitive UDT handling

Not supported / tested yet

  • Map
  • Tuples
  • Combination of Set/Seq with more than one UDT
  • Adding custom types
  • Prepared Statements for fast insert

Not planned (yet)

  • Query Helpers


  • The unit tests need a Cassandra Instance running on
  • They will recreate a keyspace called unittest on each single testcase.