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From Edward Capriolo <>
Subject Re: Online text search with Hadoop/Brisk
Date Wed, 11 May 2011 18:25:34 GMT
On Wed, May 11, 2011 at 11:19 AM, Ben Scholl <> wrote:
> I keep reading that Hadoop/Brisk is not suitable for online querying, only
> for offline/batch processing. What exactly are the reasons it is unsuitable?
> My use case is a fairly high query load, and each query ideally would return
> within about 20 seconds. The queries will use indexes to narrow down the
> result set first, but they also need to support text search on one of the
> fields. I was thinking of simulating the SQL LIKE statement, by running each
> query as a MapReduce job so that the text search gets distributed between
> nodes.
> I know the recommended approach is to keep a seperate full-text index, but
> that could be quite space-intensive, and also means you can only search on
> complete words. Any thoughts on this approach?
> Thanks,
> Ben

Brisk was made to me a tight integration of Cassandra Hadoop and Hive.

If you are looking to full text searches you should look at Solandra,, which is an Cassandra backend for
the Solr/Lucene indexes.


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