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q - Text as a Database

q - Text as a Database is a tool that handles text files as databases allowing you to query stuff in

Have you ever stared at a text file on the screen, hoping it would have been a database so you could ask anything you want about it? I had that feeling many times, and I've finally understood that it's not the databasethat I want. It's the language - SQL.

HBase 0.98.0 New Release

New release of HBase 0.98.0 is available for download here.

New security features include cell visibility labels, cell ACLs, and transparent server side encryption. Performance improvements include a change to the write ahead log threading model that provides higher transaction throughput under high load, reverse scanners, MapReduce over snapshot files, and striped compaction.