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From Apache Wiki <wikidi...@apache.org>
Subject [Solr Wiki] Update of "KattaIntegration" by JasonRutherglen
Date Fri, 11 Sep 2009 17:33:39 GMT
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The following page has been changed by JasonRutherglen:
http://wiki.apache.org/solr/KattaIntegration

New page:
= Introduction =

Katta integration with Solr allows Hadoop indexing into shards,
which are replicated to N nodes/servers of a Solr cluster. This is
useful for large Solr clusters that require failover,
replication and the ability to provision shards dynamically.
Katta uses Zookeeper to coordinate the creation and deployment
of shards to Solr servers. 

See http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/SOLR-1395

See http://sourceforge.net/projects/katta/

See http://hadoop.apache.org/zookeeper

= Features =

* Uses Hadoop RPC which is implemented with non-blocking (NIO) sockets underneath.  This should
scale better than the current HTTP approach when there are hundreds of nodes because HTTP
can create unnecessary overhead.

* All current distributed Solr requests function properly with no changes

* Incremental indexing may be accomplished by creating new shards and deploying them into
the Katta cluster. The alternative method is to update a shard deployed on a Solr server (using
the Solr normal XML over HTTP interface). On commit, the newly updated shard would be uploaded
back into the Katta cluster, and the old version of the shard removed. 

* Solr Katta has built in failover

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