Thanks Julien, I will write up a blueprint soon.


-----Original Message-----
From: Julien Danjou [] 
Sent: 07 November 2012 18:12
To: Min, Shengjie
Subject: Re: [Openstack] [ceilometer] Hbase storage backend for Ceilometer - 

On Wed, Nov 07 2012, 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

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