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From Asif <talla...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Sharding and Replication
Date Sun, 23 Jun 2013 05:16:25 GMT
Erick,

Its a completely practical problem - we are exploring Solr to build a real
time analytics/data solution for a system handling about 1000 qps. We have
various metrics that are stored as different collections on the cloud,
which means very high amount of writes. The cloud also needs to support
about 300-400 qps.

We initially tested with a single Solr node on a 16 core / 24 GB box  for a
single metric. We saw that writes were not a issue at all - Solr was
handling it extremely well. We were also able to achieve about 200 qps from
a single node.

When we set up the cloud ( a ensemble on 6 boxes), we saw very high CPU
usage on the replicas. Up to 10 cores were getting used for writes on the
replicas. Hence my concern with respect to batch updates for the replicas.

BTW, I altered the maxBufferedAddsPerServer to 1000 - and now CPU usage is
very similar to single node installation.

- Asif






On Sat, Jun 22, 2013 at 9:53 PM, Erick Erickson <erickerickson@gmail.com>wrote:

> Yeah, there's been talk of making this configurable, but there are
> more pressing priorities so far.
>
> So just to be clear, is this theoretical or practical? I know of several
> very
> high-performance situations where 1,000 updates/sec (and I'm assuming
> that it's 1,000 docs/sec not 1,000 batches of 1,000 docs) hasn't caused
> problems here. So unless you're actually seeing performance problems
> as opposed to fearing that there _might_ be, I'd just go on the to the next
> urgent problem.
>
> Best
> Erick
>
> On Fri, Jun 21, 2013 at 8:34 PM, Asif <tallasif@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Erick,
> >
> > Thanks for your reply.
> >
> > You are right about 10 updates being batch up - It was hard to figure out
> > due to large number of updates/logging that happens in our system.
> >
> > We are batching 1000 updates every time.
> >
> > Here is my observation from leader and replica -
> >
> > 1. Leader logs are clearly indicating that 1000 updates arrived - [ (1000
> > adds)],commit=]
> > 2. On replica - for each 1000 document adds on leader - I see a lot of
> > requests on replica - with no indication of how many updates in each
> > request.
> >
> > Digging a little bit into Solr code  I figured this variable I am
> > interested in - maxBufferedAddsPerServer is set to 10 -
> >
> >
> http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/lucene/dev/trunk/solr/core/src/java/org/apache/solr/update/SolrCmdDistributor.java?view=markup
> >
> > This means for a batch update of 1000 documents - we will be seeing 100
> > requests for replica - which translates into 100 writes per collection
> per
> > second in our system.
> >
> > Should this variable be made configurable via solrconfig.xml (or any
> other
> > appropriate place)?
> >
> > A little background about a system we are trying to build - real time
> > analytics solution using the Solr Cloud + Atomic updates - we have very
> > high amount of writes - going as high as 1000 updates a second (possibly
> > more in long run).
> >
> > - Asif
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > On Sat, Jun 22, 2013 at 4:21 AM, Erick Erickson <erickerickson@gmail.com
> >wrote:
> >
> >> Update are batched, but it's on a per-request basis. So, if
> >> you're sending one document at a time you'll won't get any
> >> batching. If you send 10 docs at a time and they happen to
> >> go to 10 different shards, you'll get 10 different update
> >> requests.
> >>
> >> If you're sending 1,000 docs per update you' should be seeing
> >> some batching going on.
> >>
> >> bq:  but why not batch them up or give a option to batch N
> >> updates in either of the above case
> >>
> >> I suspect what you're seeing is that you're not sending very
> >> many docs per update request and so are being mislead.
> >>
> >> But that's a guess since you haven't provided much in the
> >> way of data on _how_ you're updating.
> >>
> >> bq: the cloud eventually starts to fail
> >> How? Details matter.
> >>
> >> Best
> >> Erick
> >>
> >> On Wed, Jun 19, 2013 at 4:23 AM, Asif <tallasif@gmail.com> wrote:
> >> > Hi,
> >> >
> >> > I had questions on implementation of Sharding and Replication
> features of
> >> > Solr/Cloud.
> >> >
> >> > 1. I noticed that when sharding is enabled for a collection -
> individual
> >> > requests are sent to each node serving as a shard.
> >> >
> >> > 2. Replication too follows above strategy of sending individual
> documents
> >> > to the nodes serving as a replica.
> >> >
> >> > I am working with a system that requires massive number of writes - I
> >> have
> >> > noticed that due to above reason - the cloud eventually starts to fail
> >> > (Even though I am using a ensemble).
> >> >
> >> > I do understand the reason behind individual updates - but why not
> batch
> >> > them up or give a option to batch N updates in either of the above
> case
> >> - I
> >> > did come across a presentation that talked about batching 10 updates
> for
> >> > replication at least, but I do not think this is the case.
> >> > - Asif
> >>
>

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