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From Jason Rutherglen <jason.rutherg...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: HBase and Lucene for realtime search
Date Mon, 14 Feb 2011 14:22:26 GMT
> Serious transactions and complex queries are pretty much incompatible with
> simple implementation and large scale.

Right, that's the design motivation behind HBase and BigTable.  That
being said, Google's Percolator shows building more complex
transactional systems on top of BigTable was successfully
accomplished.

On Sun, Feb 13, 2011 at 10:51 PM, Ted Dunning <tdunning@maprtech.com> wrote:
> I would avoid this, personally.
>
> Serious transactions and complex queries are pretty much incompatible with
> simple implementation and large scale.
>
> Flow based updates and write-behind are more the norm.
>
> On Sun, Feb 13, 2011 at 6:09 PM, Jason Rutherglen <
> jason.rutherglen@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> > I haven't seen any search sites that absolutely need transactional
>> > consistency.
>>
>> While this is true, databases usually require this?  And so this is
>> somewhat of an out-of-the-box view on search, and this's why it's
>> perhaps better to frame it more in the context databases, eg,
>> transactions, consistency, and complex queries.
>

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