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From Jean-Daniel Cryans <jdcry...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Hbase thrift status 0.20.3
Date Tue, 09 Feb 2010 18:27:32 GMT
That's a very nifty ascii drawing Andy ;)

I like your detailed answer, maybe that should be part of the FAQ?

J-D

On Tue, Feb 9, 2010 at 10:24 AM, Andrew Purtell <apurtell@apache.org> wrote:

> The Thrift and REST connectors have different aims. My rule of thumb
> is this:
>
> If you need cross platform/language compatibility in a single tenant
> deployment, use the Thrift connector, especially if you anticipate a
> high rate of small data operations. It offers performance near the
> Java native API for this type of use.
>
> If you need cross platform/language compatibility in a *multi* tenant
> deployment, use the REST connector (Stargate) in a servlet deployment
> and configure authorization/authentication according to the
> capabilities of the servlet container. You can also stack the REST
> option in a layered architecture:
>
>             clients
>               /|\
>                |
>               \|/
>    +-------------------------+
>    |  cache (reverse proxy)  |
>    +-------------------------+
>    |     authentication      |
>    +-------------------------+
>    |REST connector (Stargate)|
>
>    +-------------------------+
>               /|\
>                |
>               \|/
>              HBase
>
> Stargate is cache aware. Cache and authentication can be combined:
> http://linuxdevcenter.com/pub/a/linux/2001/08/09/authen_squid.html
> There's no comparable stacking on the Thrift side that I'm aware.
>
>   - Andy
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message ----
> > From: Jean-Daniel Cryans <jdcryans@apache.org>
> > To: hbase-user@hadoop.apache.org
> > Sent: Tue, February 9, 2010 9:53:08 AM
> > Subject: Re: Hbase thrift status 0.20.3
> >
> > We use thrift in production to communicate with HBase here at Stumbleupon
> > and the Stargate REST API is also well supported (and has a nice ruby
> client
> > http://github.com/greglu/hbase-stargate).
> >
> > J-D
> >
> > On Tue, Feb 9, 2010 at 8:30 AM, Saptarshi Guha wrote:
> >
> > > Hello
> > > Currently what is the best way to communicate with hbase outside of
> > > java? I think thrift appears to be the best , is it still very much
> > > part of Hbase 0.20.3?
> > >
> > > Thank you
> > > saptarshi
> > >
>
>
>
>
>
>

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