Ian Holsman lists at holsman.net
Fri May 18 13:34:12 UTC 2007

Dustin Sallings wrote:
> On May 14, 2007, at 21:33, Pierre Demartines wrote:
>> Ideally, what I need is something like BigTable, i.e. a permanent
>> distributed storage for real-time data serving. It needs to be
>> reasonably fault-tolerant (say a server goes down for a while or a disk
>> goes bad; the system needs to keep working in the meantime, and when the
>> server comes back up, its own contribution to the distributed cache
>> needs to be repopulated transparently).  New servers can be added, old
>> ones removed.
>     You're looking in the wrong area, then.  Lucene's got Hadoop which 
> is providing some of the fundamentals, but it needs a bit of work.  
> Hadoop has a distributed filesystem and mapreduce, but from what I can 
> tell, they don't yet have a bigtable implementation.
>     I'm sure they'd appreciate having someone finish it.  :)
check out the HBase contrib area in hadoop. this is similar to bigtable. 
It's not finished yet, but it's a good start


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