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From yohann jardin <>
Subject RE: RE: Fast write datastore...
Date Thu, 16 Mar 2017 09:43:52 GMT
Hello everyone,

I'm also really interested in the answers as I will be facing the same issue soon.
Muthu, if you evaluate again Apache Ignite, can you share your results? I also noticed Alluxio
to store spark results in memory that you might want to investigate.

In my case I want to use them to have a real time dashboard (or like waiting very few seconds
to refine a dashboard), and that use case seems similar to your filter/aggregate previously
computed spark results.


De : Rick Moritz <>
Envoyé : jeudi 16 mars 2017 10:37
À : user
Objet : Re: RE: Fast write datastore...

If you have enough RAM/SSDs available, maybe tiered HDFS storage and Parquet might also be
an option. Of course, management-wise it has much more overhead than using ES, since you need
to manually define partitions and buckets, which is suboptimal. On the other hand, for querying,
you can probably get some decent performance by hooking up Impala or Presto or LLAP-Hive,
if Spark were too slow/cumbersome.
Depending on your particular access patterns, this may not be very practical, but as a general
approach it might be one way to get intermediate results quicker, and with less of a storage-zoo
than some alternatives.

On Thu, Mar 16, 2017 at 7:57 AM, Shiva Ramagopal <<>>
I do think Kafka is an overkill in this case. There are no streaming use- cases that needs
a queue to do pub-sub.

On 16-Mar-2017 11:47 AM, "vvshvv" <<>>

>> A slightly over-kill solution may be Spark to Kafka to ElasticSearch?

I do not think so, in this case you will be able to process Parquet files as usual, but Kafka
will allow your Elasticsearch cluster to be stable and survive regarding the number of rows.


On<>, Mar 16, 2017 7:52 AM

Will MongoDB not fit this solution?

From: Vova Shelgunov [<>]
Sent: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 11:51 PM
To: Muthu Jayakumar <<>>
Cc: vincent gromakowski <<>>;
Richard Siebeling <<>>; user <<>>;
Shiva Ramagopal <<>>
Subject: Re: Fast write datastore...

Hi Muthu,.

I did not catch from your message, what performance do you expect from subsequent queries?


On Mar 15, 2017 9:03 PM, "Muthu Jayakumar" <<>>
Hello Uladzimir / Shiva,

>From ElasticSearch documentation (i have to see the logical plan of a query to confirm),
the richness of filters (like regex,..) is pretty good while comparing to Cassandra. As for
aggregates, i think Spark Dataframes is quite rich enough to tackle.
Let me know your thoughts.


On Wed, Mar 15, 2017 at 10:55 AM, vvshvv <<>>
Hi muthu,

I agree with Shiva, Cassandra also supports SASI indexes, which can partially replace Elasticsearch


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On Shiva Ramagopal <<>>, Mar 15, 2017
5:57 PM wrote:
Probably Cassandra is a good choice if you are mainly looking for a datastore that supports
fast writes. You can ingest the data into a table and define one or more materialized views
on top of it to support your queries. Since you mention that your queries are going to be
simple you can define your indexes in the materialized views according to how you want to
query the data.

On Wed, Mar 15, 2017 at 7:58 PM, Muthu Jayakumar <<>>
Hello Vincent,

Cassandra may not fit my bill if I need to define my partition and other indexes upfront.
Is this right?

Hello Richard,

Let me evaluate Apache Ignite. I did evaluate it 3 months back and back then the connector
to Apache Spark did not support Spark 2.0.

Another drastic thought may be repartition the result count to 1 (but have to be cautions
on making sure I don't run into Heap issues if the result is too large to fit into an executor)
 and write to a relational database like mysql / postgres. But, I believe I can do the same
using ElasticSearch too.

A slightly over-kill solution may be Spark to Kafka to ElasticSearch?

More thoughts welcome please.


On Wed, Mar 15, 2017 at 4:53 AM, Richard Siebeling <<>>
maybe Apache Ignite does fit your requirements

On 15 March 2017 at 08:44, vincent gromakowski <<>>
If queries are statics and filters are on the same columns, Cassandra is a good option.

Le 15 mars 2017 7:04 AM, "muthu" <<>>
a écrit :
Hello there,

I have one or more parquet files to read and perform some aggregate queries
using Spark Dataframe. I would like to find a reasonable fast datastore that
allows me to write the results for subsequent (simpler queries).
I did attempt to use ElasticSearch to write the query results using
ElasticSearch Hadoop connector. But I am running into connector write issues
if the number of Spark executors are too many for ElasticSearch to handle.
But in the schema sense, this seems a great fit as ElasticSearch has smartz
in place to discover the schema. Also in the query sense, I can perform
simple filters and sort using ElasticSearch and for more complex aggregate,
Spark Dataframe can come back to the rescue :).
Please advice on other possible data-stores I could use?


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