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From David Medinets <>
Subject Re: Python client lib for Accumulo?
Date Wed, 02 May 2012 15:58:32 GMT
There is a JIRA ticket for a REST interface to accumulo. Could that
technique handle the integration that you're thinking of?

On Wed, May 2, 2012 at 11:31 AM, Jason Trost <> wrote:
> I noticed that there are no JIRAs for a python client
> interface/lib/API for Accumulo.  How involved would it be to develop
> AND maintain a python client for Accumulo?
> I realize that Jython can be used, but I am interested in a native
> python lib that can be use more broadly with systems that don't work
> with Jython.
> In order to do this, it seems like we would need to:
> 1. generate the python thrift bindings code (this is trivial)
> 2. develop and maintain the python glue code to use the thrift code
> and python zookeeper code to interact with the various accumulo
> components.  The current Java "glue" code looks quite long.  How often
> does this code change (in terms of new features or changes in
> protocol, not bug fixes)?
> Ideally the python API would be very similar to the Java interface
> (Connector, Instance, Scanner, BatchScanner, BatchWriter, Key, Value,
> Mutation, etc).
> I guess what I am trying to get at is, does the Accumulo dev community
> think it's worth the time and effort to develop and maintain a python
> API?  I personally think it is in order to help with adoption and
> integration with other systems (Django is the primary system I want to
> be able to use with it).  I have some time to help this along, but I
> don't think I have enough time to take this on alone.  Is anyone else
> interested in working together on this?
> Thanks,
> --Jason

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