Many individuals/organizations have a desire to utilize NoSQL technology, but often lack an understanding of how the underlying functional bits can be utilized to enable their use case. This situation can result in drastic increases in the desire to put the SQL back in NoSQL.
Since the initial commit, Apache Accumulo has provided a number of examples to help jumpstart comprehension of how some of these bits function as well as potentially help tease out an understanding of how they might be applied to a NoSQL friendly use case. One very relatable example demonstrates how Accumulo could be used to emulate a filesystem (dirlist).
In this session we will walk through the dirlist implementation. Attendees should come away with an understanding of the supporting table designs, a simple text search supporting a single wildcard (on file/directory names), and how the dirlist elements work together to accomplish its feature set. Attendees should (hopefully) also come away with a justification for sometimes keeping the SQL out of NoSQL.