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From "Edward Capriolo (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (CASSANDRA-6704) Create wide row scanners
Date Sat, 15 Feb 2014 15:25:19 GMT

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Edward Capriolo commented on CASSANDRA-6704:
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{quote}
This is very different. You're equating admins setting up the system with users querying it,
which are not the same. In your system, it may be, as you may control all access paths to
the database. But this is not the common case, and we should not assume it is. Sandboxing
seems absolutely essential, or it needs to be disabled by default, in which case why not just
have them drop in an extra jar?
{quote}
Sandboxing should be achieved by roles like a normal database new features should be added
like. 'GRANT CREATE FUNCTION'. Making a feature hard to use is not security.  

I




> Create wide row scanners
> ------------------------
>
>                 Key: CASSANDRA-6704
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CASSANDRA-6704
>             Project: Cassandra
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>            Reporter: Edward Capriolo
>            Assignee: Edward Capriolo
>
> The BigTable white paper demonstrates the use of scanners to iterate over rows and columns.
http://static.googleusercontent.com/media/research.google.com/en/us/archive/bigtable-osdi06.pdf
> Because Cassandra does not have a primary sorting on row keys scanning over ranges of
row keys is less useful. 
> However we can use the scanner concept to operate on wide rows. For example many times
a user wishes to do some custom processing inside a row and does not wish to carry the data
across the network to do this processing. 
> I have already implemented thrift methods to compile dynamic groovy code into Filters
as well as some code that uses a Filter to page through and process data on the server side.
> https://github.com/edwardcapriolo/cassandra/compare/apache:trunk...trunk
> The following is a working code snippet.
> {code}
>     @Test
>     public void test_scanner() throws Exception
>     {
>       ColumnParent cp = new ColumnParent();
>       cp.setColumn_family("Standard1");
>       ByteBuffer key = ByteBuffer.wrap("rscannerkey".getBytes());
>       for (char a='a'; a < 'g'; a++){
>         Column c1 = new Column();
>         c1.setName((a+"").getBytes());
>         c1.setValue(new byte [0]);
>         c1.setTimestamp(System.nanoTime());
>         server.insert(key, cp, c1, ConsistencyLevel.ONE);
>       }
>       
>       FilterDesc d = new FilterDesc();
>       d.setSpec("GROOVY_CLASS_LOADER");
>       d.setName("limit3");
>       d.setCode("import org.apache.cassandra.dht.* \n" +
>               "import org.apache.cassandra.thrift.* \n" +
>           "public class Limit3 implements SFilter { \n " +
>           "public FilterReturn filter(ColumnOrSuperColumn col, List<ColumnOrSuperColumn>
filtered) {\n"+
>           " filtered.add(col);\n"+
>           " return filtered.size()< 3 ? FilterReturn.FILTER_MORE : FilterReturn.FILTER_DONE;\n"+
>           "} \n" +
>         "}\n");
>       server.create_filter(d);
>       
>       
>       ScannerResult res = server.create_scanner("Standard1", "limit3", key, ByteBuffer.wrap("a".getBytes()));
>       Assert.assertEquals(3, res.results.size());
>     }
> {code}
> I am going to be working on this code over the next few weeks but I wanted to get the
concept our early so the design can see some criticism.



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