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From "Ramana Jelda" <ramana.je...@ciao-group.com>
Subject RE: Using Lucene as compressed DB
Date Wed, 13 Jun 2007 11:17:35 GMT
Its not a trick. And this is what lucene meant for.


Jelda

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Sammpathkumar, C [mailto:sammpathkumar.c@nsn.com] 
> Sent: Wednesday, June 13, 2007 9:36 AM
> To: java-user@lucene.apache.org
> Subject: Using Lucene as compressed DB
> 
> Hi,
> 
> I am looking for a in memory Database which needs high speed 
> search capability as well as should compress the data stored.
> Currently have only one table with two columns only in my design.
> 
> Can we trick Lucene to use it for the above purpose?
> 
> I am thinking something like:
> - Create a initial index (stored in-memory) of empty database 
> using lucene.
> - Route all MAD requests to lucene so that lucene updates its 
> indices but there is no real database exists.
> - Make search request only on index created by lucene.
> 
> In my database schema, both the columns are marked as 
> indexable fields.
> 
> My questions:
> - Is this really possible with Lucene design?
> - If possible what is the impact on performance creating the 
> indexes and searching in the index files only?
> - Or do you feel this is absurd and I should look into a 
> different tool
> (suggestions?)
> 
> Thanks and Regards,
> Sammpath
> 
> 
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