My first post on Sensei was December 10, 2010 – Sensei – which if you follow the link given there, redirects to the new page.
The present homepage reads in part:
Open-source, distributed, realtime, semi-structured database
- Full-text search
- Fast realtime updates
- Structured and faceted search
- Fast key-value lookup
- High performing under concurrent heavy update and query volumes
- Hadoop integration
Quite different and not idle claims about numbers. I have heard of LinkedIn, as I am sure you have as well.
I appreciate the effort to stay as close to SQL as possible but lacking a copy of the current SQL standard (I need to fix that), I don’t know how much Sensei has diverged from SQL or why?
Not to nit-pick too much but entries like:
Note that wildcards % and _, not Lucene’s * and ? are used in BQL. This is mainly to make BQL more compatible with SQL. However, if * or ? is used, it is also accepted.
that I saw just scanning the documentation says to me that a close editing pass would be a useful thing.
I haven’t run the examples (yet) but marks for the cars data example and capturing a Twitter stream.