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From eksdev <>
Subject Compressed stored fields and multiGet(sorted luceneId[])?
Date Thu, 08 Nov 2012 07:56:44 GMT
Just a theoretical question, would it make sense to add some sort of StoredDocument[] bulkGet(int[]
docId) to fetch multiple stored documents in one go? 

The reasoning behind is that now with compressed blocks random-access gets more expensive,
and in some cases  a user  needs to fetch more documents in one go. If it happens that more
documents come from one block it is a win. I would also assume, even without compression ,
bulk access on sorted docIds cold be a win (sequential access)?

Does that make sense, is it doable? Or even worse, does it already exist :)

By the way, I am impressed how well compression does, even on really short stored documents,
approx. 150b  we observe 35% reduction. Fetching 1000 short documents on fully cached index
 is observably slower (2-3 times), but as soon as you memory gets low, compression wins quickly.
Did not test it thoroughly, but looks good so far. Great job!

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