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Can Roxie work with hadoop?

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Thu Jul 14, 2011 1:57 pm Change Time Zone


I am just new to HPCC. Currently, we are running hadoop for data process and storage and like what hadoop can do so far. For query part, we are wondering whether we can put Roxie in front of hadoop for searching. Is it possible and easy?

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Thu Jul 14, 2011 2:29 pm Change Time Zone

Hey There,

Roxie works from keys (or indexes) that are built for it by Thor. It is theoretically possible for someone to build roxie keys from Hadoop but it would be a substantial undertaking.

What I would recommend would be installing THOR on the nodes used for hadoop (the systems can co-reside). Do any processing you wish in hadoop; then use a very short THOR process to build the roxie keys. Then you would be able to use Roxie as your search engine and Hadoop for the 'bulk of' your batch work.

At the moment you would want the 'end' of your hadoop process to write out regular Linux files (perhaps in CSV) to allow them to be directly read in THOR. There is a rather more automated HDFS->THOR module in the works: currently slated for Q4

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