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From Stack <st...@duboce.net>
Subject Re: Status of HBASE-3529 (Add search to HBase)?
Date Thu, 20 Sep 2012 21:32:01 GMT
On Thu, Sep 20, 2012 at 12:43 PM, Andrew Purtell <apurtell@apache.org> wrote:
> The issue with the patch on HBASE-3529 is it relies on modifications
> to HDFS that the author of HBASE-3529 proposed to the HDFS project as
> https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HDFS-2004. The proposal was
> vetoed. Therefore, further progress on HBASE-3529 as currently
> implemented is not possible.
>

Jason's approach had much merit (IMO).  It warrants study at least.

Though the indices were written to HDFS, Jason had it so lucene was
getting local filesystem access by going via the local read
short-circuit facility [1].  Being able to do this made it so he got
close to native speeds querying the "HDFS-based" indices.  When Jason
left it -- he had to get a real job unfortunately -- he was blocked on
what to do when a region moved.  He wanted to be able to be able to
immediately pull the indices local on region reopen.  The HDFS fellas
who commented in the issue cited by Andrew above thought it a little
dodgy adding API for this special case.

If you wanted to follow in Jasons footsteps, lets chat.
St.Ack

1. http://hbase.apache.org/book.html#perf.hdfs.configs

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