create an index in riak

John Muellerleile johnm at
Wed Nov 18 15:04:29 EST 2009

I am currently working on a comprehensive set of documentation for Riak
Search.  As soon as sections become available, I'll be posting some form of
them as a series of blog posts.  I'll provide links & more information as
things develop.  One interesting aspect I can share now is that we've
implemented the Lucene query spec; you can query Riak Search with exactly
the same operators you query Lucene with (nested boolean operations, fuzzy
queries, range queries, etc.).

A few publications that were used in the R&D of Riak Search include:

S. Sumathi, S. Esakkirajan.  Fundamentals of Relational Database Management
L. de Haan, T. Koppelaars.  Applied Mathematics for Database Professionals.
D. J. Abadi, A. Marcus, S. R. Madden, K. Hollenbach.  Scalable Semantic Web
Data Management Using Vertical Partitioning.
S. Idreos, M. L. Kersten, S. Manegold.  Database Cracking.
T. A. Bjørklund, J. Gehrke, Ø. Torbjørnsen.  A Confluence of Column Stores
and Search Engines: Opportunities and Challenges.
D. J. Abadi.  Query Execution in Column-Oriented Database Systems, SIGMOD
G. Candea, N. Polyzotis, R. Vingralek.  A Scalable, Predictable Join
Operator for Highly Concurrent Data Warehouses.
A. Abouzeid, K. Bajda-Pawlikowski, D. J. Abadi, A. Silberschatz, A. Rasin.
 HadoopDB: An Architectural Hybrid of MapReduce and DBMS Technologies for
Analytical Workloads.


On Sun, Nov 15, 2009 at 11:11 PM, stewart mackenzie <setori88 at>wrote:

> Justin,
> if you have time could you give us some more details as to how searching
> actually works, I see these graphs you guys are publishing, a tasty primer
> would be cool, i am stabbing a guess at how they work, but some working
> examples would be fantastic.
> though i bet these searching features are based on some solid research,
> could you point me to some papers or specifications that you guys are
> following. So i can get a better understanding behind the theory you guys
> are implementing.
> Kind regards
> Stewart
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