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From "Andrew Purtell (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (HBASE-1015) pure C and C++ client libraries
Date Fri, 09 Jan 2009 22:54:00 GMT

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Andrew Purtell commented on HBASE-1015:
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First step: See if compiling o.a.h.h.client and all supporting classes into a SO is viable.

> pure C and C++ client libraries
> -------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HBASE-1015
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HBASE-1015
>             Project: Hadoop HBase
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>          Components: client
>            Reporter: Andrew Purtell
>            Assignee: Andrew Purtell
>            Priority: Minor
>             Fix For: 0.20.0
>
>
> If via HBASE-794 first class support for talking via Thrift directly to HMaster and HRS
is available, then pure C and C++ client libraries are possible. 
> The C client library would wrap a Thrift core. 
> The C++ client library can provide a class hierarchy quite close to o.a.h.h.client and,
ideally, identical semantics. It  should be just a wrapper around the C API, for economy.
> Internally to my employer there is a lot of resistance to HBase because many dev teams
have a strong C/C++ bias. The real issue however is really client side integration, not a
fundamental objection. (What runs server side and how it is managed is a secondary consideration.)

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