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  1. Solr
  2. SOLR-13101

Shared storage support in SolrCloud

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    • Type: New Feature
    • Status: Open
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Affects Version/s: None
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: SolrCloud
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      Description

      Solr should have first-class support for shared storage (blob/object stores like S3, google cloud storage, etc. and shared filesystems like HDFS, NFS, etc).

      The key component will likely be a new replica type for shared storage. It would have many of the benefits of the current "pull" replicas (not indexing on all replicas, all shards identical with no shards getting out-of-sync, etc), but would have additional benefits:

      • Any shard could become leader (the blob store always has the index)
      • Better elasticity scaling down
      • durability not linked to number of replcias.. a single replica could be common for write workloads
      • could drop to 0 replicas for a shard when not needed (blob store always has index)
      • Allow for higher performance write workloads by skipping the transaction log
      • don't pay for what you don't need
      • a commit will be necessary to flush to stable storage (blob store)
      • A lot of the complexity and failure modes go away

      An additional component a Directory implementation that will work well with blob stores. We probably want one that treats local disk as a cache since the latency to remote storage is so large. I think there are still some "locking" issues to be solved here (ensuring that more than one writer to the same index won't corrupt it). This should probably be pulled out into a different JIRA issue.

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                Reporter:
                yseeley@gmail.com Yonik Seeley
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