On Wed, Nov 07 2012, shengjie_...@dell.com wrote:

Hi Shengjie,

> I am looking for a way to propose a blueprint to the ceilometer team -
> "Adding Hbase storage backend for ceilometer". Currently we have only
> MongoDB and SQLalchemy as the possible ceilometer storage backend. Given the
> storage interface is clearly designed and allows us to have different
> backend, it would be nice to have more options which make Ceilometer more
> adoptive to some providers' existing architectures. As a cloud IAAS
> provider, Ceilometer might not be just considered as a usage db, also it's
> being seen as a centralized place to store all the usage data cross
> platforms. Additionally, all the historical usage data stored can be used
> for historical usage analysis as well, this is where MapReduce comes into
> play. With Hadoop Hbase, it allows usage data to be stored in HDFS, also it
> gives us the ability to run large scale massive MapRed analysis jobs in the
> future.

This is indeed a good idea, and as you pointed out, Ceilometer collector
has been designed so this is being possible.

I think you can create a blueprint here:


And write in what should be done.

Julien Danjou
;; Free Software hacker & freelance
;; http://julien.danjou.info

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