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From Jeff Whiting <je...@qualtrics.com>
Subject Re: HBase wire compatibility
Date Thu, 16 Feb 2012 23:04:56 GMT
Will this allow for hbase clients in other languages?  It seems that if pb are being used then
language pb supports could have a first class client and not have to use a separate (and not
maintained) thrift server. You would want to keep the client to be light though if it were
to be 
ported to other languages.

IMHO it seems that if we are going to the work of redoing the client communications we should
considering other languages.  It seems like having first class clients in various languages
only increase hbase adoption which would be a good thing :-)  I would really like to see hbase
more usable from other languages besides java.


On 2/13/2012 12:01 PM, Jimmy Xiang wrote:
> Hello,
> As HBase installation base is getting bigger, we are ready to work on the wire compatibility
> The goal is to make HBase easier for operators to upgrade, while it is also easier for
developers to
> enhance, re-architect if necessary.
> The attached is a proposal we came up.  We'd like to start with two phases:
> Phase 1: Compatibility between client applications and HBase clusters
> Phase 2: HBase cluster rolling upgrade within same major version
> Could you please review?
> Thanks,
> Jimmy

Jeff Whiting
Qualtrics Senior Software Engineer

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