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From "Basmajian, Raffi" <rbasmaj...@oppenheimerfunds.com>
Subject RE: Using SPARQL against HBase
Date Thu, 01 Apr 2010 19:45:59 GMT

This is an interesting article from a few guys over at BBN/Raytheon. By
storing triples in flat files theu used a custom algorithm, detailed in
the article, to iterate the WHERE clause from a SPARQL query and reduce
the map into the desired result. 

This is very similar to what I need to do; the only difference being
that our data is stored in Hbase tables, not as triples in flat files. 

-----Original Message-----
From: Amandeep Khurana [mailto:amansk@gmail.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, March 31, 2010 3:30 PM
To: hbase-user@hadoop.apache.org; apurtell@apache.org
Subject: Re: Using SPARQL against HBase

Why do you need to build an in-memory graph which you would want to
read/write to? You could store the graph in HBase directly. As pointed
out, HBase might not be the best suited for SPARQL queries, but its not
impossible to do. Using the triples, you can form a graph that can be
represented in HBase as an adjacency list. I've stored graphs with
16-17M nodes which was data equivalent to about 600M triples. And this
was on a small cluster and could certainly scale way more than 16M graph

In case you are interested in working on SPARQL over HBase, we could
collaborate on it...


Amandeep Khurana
Computer Science Graduate Student
University of California, Santa Cruz

On Wed, Mar 31, 2010 at 11:56 AM, Andrew Purtell

> Hi Raffi,
> To read up on fundamentals I suggest Google's BigTable paper:
> http://labs.google.com/papers/bigtable.html
> Detail on how HBase implements the BigTable architecture within the 
> Hadoop ecosystem can be found here:
>  http://wiki.apache.org/hadoop/Hbase/HbaseArchitecture
>  http://www.larsgeorge.com/2009/10/hbase-architecture-101-storage.html
> http://www.larsgeorge.com/2010/01/hbase-architecture-101-write-ahead-l
> og.html
> Hope that helps,
>   - Andy
> > From: Basmajian, Raffi <rbasmajian@oppenheimerfunds.com>
> > Subject: RE: Using SPARQL against HBase
> > To: hbase-user@hadoop.apache.org, apurtell@apache.org
> > Date: Wednesday, March 31, 2010, 11:42 AM If Hbase can't respond to 
> > SPARQL-like queries, then what type of query language can it respond

> > to? In a traditional RDBMS database one would use SQL; so what is 
> > the counterpart query language with Hbase?

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