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From Dmitriy Setrakyan <dsetrak...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Timeline for support of compute functions by thin clients
Date Wed, 04 Apr 2018 08:26:39 GMT
On Tue, Apr 3, 2018 at 5:48 PM, Valentin Kulichenko <
valentin.kulichenko@gmail.com> wrote:

> Dmitry,
>
> I just think that it's natural to have this functionality and that it would
> drastically increase flexibility of thin client. Multiple requests from
> users (one of them in this thread) seem to confirm this. At the same time,
> I don't see much technical challenge here (like with near caches or
> continuous queries for example), and therefore don't see why we should be
> against this features.
>
> Can you please elaborate on security risks? What exactly do you have in
> mind?
>

Val, my main concern was that users would use the thin client to connect to
a remote cluster, hosted elsewhere, and could run some malicious code. But
you are right, it can probably be solved by other means, like a firewall
for example. No objections on adding the compute API to thin clients from
me.

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