Thursday, April 28, 2011

Orderly for NoSQL

I picked this up from It looks like it's not a separate NoSQL data store but is designed to work with Hadoop and others. Looks like it provides key support and is focused on compact representation while preserving sort order. I'm not sure how mature this product is, but looks like it just recently joined the open source community.

Here's a couple of quotes I picked up.

"The goal of this project is to produce extremely space efficient
byte serializations for common data types while ensuring that the
resulting byte array sorts correctly."

"Orderly is more of a focused solution on producing byte arrays
for use in projects like HBase, without requiring those projects
to integrate a serialization system."