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From Ted Yu <yuzhih...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Newbie question concerning schema design
Date Sat, 19 Mar 2011 16:30:58 GMT

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On Sat, Mar 19, 2011 at 8:53 AM, Niels Nuyttens <niels.nuyttens@gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi all,
> I'm need a database scaled for large datasets and high throughput. HBase
> seemed like the way to go. However, while designing my database schema I
> started to doubt my choice, due to the conversion of the current
> relational schema to a NoSQL variant. I can't get my head around the
> efficient implementation of many-to-many relations.
> For example: Users and Roles. How would you model that for HBase. I was
> thinking about storing associated roles in a column of a user row, and
> vice versa.
> Furthermore there are lots of one-to-many relations that also need
> converting.
> So, in conclusion, my question is: is it possible to convert a
> relation-oriented schema to a nosql one? If so, how can this modeling be
> done efficiently?
> Lots of thanks,
> Niels

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