Something seems odd regarding the timing of named query validation and triggering the schema initializer which run in that order. This gives issues on Cassandra, which cannot validate queries without the schema in place.
Ties into the change we have in mind to piggy-back on ORM's HBM2DDL setting instead of providing our own one.
It's caused by the fact that a session factory listener is used to invoke schema definers. That's tool late, as query validation will be run by then already. Instead we'd have to trigger schema definers through a custom SchemaManagementTool implementation which happens at the right time.