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From Jason Trost <>
Subject Re: Python client lib for Accumulo?
Date Wed, 02 May 2012 16:29:00 GMT
I think a REST API helps and thats the approach we've taken
internally, but I think having a native python lib would be nicer
since we could write some of the data access and ingest code in python
instead of having to write a lot of that in Java and then use the REST

On Wed, May 2, 2012 at 11:58 AM, David Medinets
<> wrote:
> 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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